Timeline - 1935

  • Depression continues.

  • January 1: Hancock & Calumet is acquired by the Mineral Range Railroad. [MRRC]

  • March 26: The Copper Range Railroad enters bankruptcy.  Eight locomotives and 254 freight cars are retired from service. [CRH]

  • April 15: The Marquette City and Presque Isle Street Ry. abandons operations in Marquette. [SOO-S/1994]

  • September 12: Pere Marquette RR abandons line from Elmdale to Freeport, 6.19 miles, and removes the track. [PMHS/COHS-8/1997][L&H]

  • Winter: The conditions of ice floes covered Lake Michigan from shore to shore and stady winds packed the drifting cakes into solid masses and windrows, the worst winter on record. Pere Marquette boats continue to cross the Lake. [COHS-8/1997]


  • DSS&A abandons line between Marengo Jct. and Superior, WI.  Uses running rights over Wisconsin Central/Northern Pacific to reach Duluth. [SSJB]

  • The E&LS removes a portion of the Mashek branch, out as far as the Escanaba River. [EDP-12/27/1950]

  • The New York Central abandons their line from Sturgis, through Findley to Battle Creek. [NK]

  • DSS&A removes part of their branch line between Alston and the Firesteel River. This is part of their branch line from Keweenaw Bay to Maas. [SSP]

  • D&M's Prescott branch gains traffic from the transport of  crude oil from the Prescott area. [GW]

  • The PM depot at Freeport was torn down. [L&H]

  • The Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co. is established. [IOHT]

 

 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