Timeline - 1947

  • March: The Copper Range Railroad purchases two 1,000 horsepower Baldwin Westinghouse diesel locomotives. Steam power is all but eliminated. [CRH]

  • June 6: Pere Marquette RR is consolidated into The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. [MDOT][PMHS]

  • Passenger trains operate over 160,000 miles of U.S. railroad. [STOV]

  • Lima Locomotive Works and the Hamilton Corporation merge to become Lima-Hamilton. [SAM]


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