Timeline - 2006

  • March: The Tuscola & Saginaw Bay is purchased by Federated Railways, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Federated Capital Corporation.  The railroad is renamed Great Lakes Central. [GLC]

  • June 19: The Surface Transportation Board approves the sale of the CSX line from Mt. Morris to Midland, and a branch from Saginaw to Bay City to the Saginaw Bay Southern Railway, closely organized with the Lake State Railway. The SBS also gains rights to operate between Saginaw and Paines on the HESR. [STB]

  • August 7: RailComm, Inc. successfully completes the installation of a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Saginaw Bay southern Railway to operate their line from Mt. Morris to Saginaw. [RCOM]

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