Timeline - 1948

  • January 1: Erie and Michigan Railway and Navigation Company returns leased Alabaster Branch to the D&M. [HI/MRRC]

  • Nahma & Northern is abandoned.  This was regarded as the last remaining logging railroad in Michigan. [MDOT]

  • The main structure of the Michigan Central station in Bay City (East Side) burns.  The smaller portion of the station remains standing. [MRC-4/1988]

  • Mechanical refrigerator cars are placed in service by the Fruit Growers Express. [SAM]

  • A 15' 1" maximum height for Plate "B" rail cars is adopted. [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