Timeline - 1950's - Overview

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  • Mid-1950's: The NYC demolishes its Woodward Avenue station on the Detroit to Bay City branch.  [MRC-4/1983]
  • SNAPSHOT: Iron ore from the Menominee and Marquette iron ranges at Escanaba can arrive frozen, which makes dumping into the ore dock difficult in winter months. The C&NW uses steam heat from two streamlined Hudsons (which once handled Union Pacific passenger trains between Chicago and Omaha) for thawing the frozen ore. Later, the railroad installs an electric infrared thawing shed to thaw the ore. [LSIOR]


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  • 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