Timeline - 1922

  • May 15: City takes over Detroit United Railway operation;  voters approved purchase on Company named Department of Street Railways. [DWS/EMR4]

  • June: Escanaba & Lake Superior receives permission to abandon their line from Northland to Camp Ten (Northland Branch) 6.1 miles. [MDY33]  According to [EDP-12/27/1950], the remaining Northland Branch was not removed until 1939.

  • June 13: The Interstate Commerce Commission orders the Michigan Central and 49 other railroads to install Automatic Train Control (automatic train stop) on major, signaled lines with passenger trains. ATC is ultimately installed on MCRR's main line and their Detroit to Toledo lines. [RA-1923]

  • September: For-runner to Great Lakes Steel chartered to build plant in Ecorse Township. [DWS]


  • Pennsylvania Railroad opens line from Carleton to River Rouge (near Delray). [MRRC]  Note: Possible conflict with May 14, 1923 entry.

  • The Short Cut Canal bridge is built over the Rouge River. [MRC-10/01]

  • Pere Marquette RR abandons line from Leota to Harrison., 9.43 miles. [PMHS/COHS-8/1997]

  • The E&LS removes their branches at Turner. [EDP-12/27/1950]

  • Radically new type of railroad bascule bridge is built over River Rouge for the Wabash Railroad. [MDOT]

  • Coal strike lasts 6 months;  cripples U.S. industry. [DWS]

  • A general railroad strike occurs and Pere Marquette employees participate. Federal marshals are summoned to Saginaw to preserve order when city police failed to act during strike. [COHS-8/1997]

  • A new passenger station is built in Hastings on the MCRR Jackson to Grand Rapids line. It was built with the aid of the local Rotary Club. [MHM]

  • The last railroad depot in Stanton, on the Pere Marquette, is demolished. [I&L]

  • Soo Line removes its 60' turntable at Ironwood. [SOO-W/1996]

 

 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