Timeline - 1993

  • Summer: The diamonds of the Holly Sub over the GTW Mt. Clemens Sub at Milwaukee Junction were removed. [MRC-12/1993]

  • Summer: A tourist train begins operation on the former WC line from Mellen, WI to Bessemer, MI.  The operation lasted for one year. 

  • September 20: GTW removes the diamonds of the Holly Subdivision crossing the Conrail line at Milwaukee Junction.  [MRC-12/1993]

  • December 13: CSX Toledo Terminal Dispatching function is transferred to Jacksonville, Florida. [MRF-3/94]

  • December: Wisconsin Central takes over the Algoma Central. [MRF-11/1994]

  • December: Morris Leasing buys Conrail Quincy Secondary, 15 miles from White Pigeon to Sturgis, and 4 mile former GR&I branch from Sturgis to the Indiana state line. [MRF-3/1994]

  • December: Most CSX trains now operate with two-man crews, as a result of a new labor agreement.  Brakemen have been eliminated on most trains, leaving a conductor and engineer. [MRC-12/1993]


  • Greenfield Village completes construction of a new 39,000 gallon water tower.  The old tower is torn down.  The new tower was built from a kit from the Rosenwach Tank Co. of Long Island, NY.  The tank was placed on the original foundation. [DRK]


 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