Timeline - 1930's - Overview

  • The PRR and the GTW reach an agreement to exchange privileges at passenger stations in the Muskegon area. [PRTHS-W/2000]
  • Late: Escanaba & Lake Superior discontinues telegraph operators at stations in Turner, Ralph, Northland, Watson, Hendricks, Woodlawn and Salva (a station near Cornell), due to cutbacks in rail traffic, specifically the rerouting of MILW ore trains to the C&NW.  [EDP-12/27/1950]
  • More copper and brass products are consumer in a one hundred mile radius from Detroit than any other district in the world. [HWC]
  • Spurred by the depression, the C&NW and the Milwaukee Road create an ore pool agreement which allows the two roads to consolidate operations on the Menominee Range. Both roads handle ore traffic together, with equipment and manpower furnished in proportion to the amount of ore handled by each company prior to the agreement. All ore is now shipped out of the C&NW dock in Escanaba and the Milwaukee docks are decommissioned. [LSIOR]


 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