Timeline - 1970's - Overview

  • Early SNAPSHOT: The C&NW and Milwaukee Road pool power on the Randville-Escanaba mine run using two C&NW and 1 Milwaukee Road H-16-66 "Baby Trainmasters". [R&R-3-1980]

  • Mid 1970's: CSX ceases to use its Bascule draw bridge over the Black River at Port Huron. [MRC-10/1987]

  • Late 1970's: Soo Line pulls up the rail from Raco to Soo Junction when the DOD Bomarc base at Raco closes. [IT-5/81]


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