Timeline - 2001

  • February: Conrail closes the Milwaukee Jct. Tower in Detroit.  This crossing of the GTW and Conrail was one of the oldest railroad crossings at grade in Michigan. The wooden structure is torn down later that year. [CW]

  • May 29: CSX opens new junction track between former Conrail main line at Wyoming Avenue and CSX WB main line at Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. [DJB]

  • October 9: The Wisconsin Central ceases to exist as the purchase by CN is complete. [DJB]

  • December: The Grand Trunk Western depot at Royal Oak was torn down. [MRRL]

  • December 22: CN removes rail from Marquette Hill.  The track from Munising Jct. has been out of service for approximately two years. [OR]


 No general entries.


 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