Timeline - 1983

  • February 19: Pere Marquette steam engine  1225, a 2-8-4 on static display at Michigan State University,  is moved to Owosso. [MW]

  • February:The Michigan Airline branch, between Jackson and Three Rivers is pulled up. [MRC-4/1983]

  • June 30: Kent-Barry-Eaton Connecting Ry abandons operations. [MDOT]

  • July 1: Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Co. begins operating rail car ferry service between Ludington and Kewaunee, WI. [MDOT]

  • October 17: Final run of commuter trains on the SEMTA Detroit-Pontiac rail line. [MDOT]


  • The quarry in Calcite, on the D&M branch near Rogers City, stops shipping aggregate. [MRC-12/1991]

  • Detroit & Mackinac Ry. idles line between Rogers City and Calcite (line continues to exist until 1991 - 1983 - [NK]

  • The swing bridge at Charlevoix is removed. It has not been used since 1982. [MRC-4/1983]


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