Timeline - 1920's - Overview

  • Early 1920's:  Pere Marquette abandons Rodnew-Chippewa lake branch.  [IT-2/1974]
  • Late 1920's:  The Michigan Central abandons its spur from Mount Forest to Bentley.  [NK]
  • Late 1920's:  The New York Central (LSMS) is elevated through South Bend, Indiana  [LS]
  • The production of iron ore on the Gogebic Iron Range begins to steadily decline in the 1920's.  In the 1920's, 9 million tons of ore per year is shipped from this range through the Soo Line ore dock and the three C&NW ore docks at Ashland, Wisconsin.  [LSIOR]
  • After World War I, mules underground are largely replaced by by electric locomotives, and horses, which pulled timber above ground were replaced by steam tractors. [VOI]


 Timeline Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan
  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression