Part 3 - Books

Compiled by historian Don Meints.

Abbey, Wallace W.  The Little Jewel.  Pueblo, Colo.: Pinon, 1984. (SOO Line)

Anderson, George E. and Taylor, Richard E.  Copper Country Rail.  Mt. Pleasant, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.  (Mineral Range; Copper Range; Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic)

Baer, Christopher T., and John Dzlobko, Jr.  The Pennsy in the 1960s: The Final Decade.  Altoona, Pa.: Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, 2008.  (Pennsylvania)

Bagley, Les.  Michigan State Ferries.  Mount Pleasant, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.  (Straits of Mackinac auto ferries)

Bajema, Carl and Kindem, Dave and Budzynski, Jim.  The Lake Line: The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway.  Chicago: Central Electric Railfans’ Association, 2011.

Bajema, Carl and Maas, Tom.  The Street Railways of Grand Rapids.  Chicago: Central Electric Railfan’s Association, 2017.

[Baker, Hollis].  A Brief History and Description of the Boyne City Railroad Company, formerly the Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena R.R., formerly the Boyne City and Southeastern R.R.  [Grand Rapids MI, n. p., 1977.]

Berndt, Clarence Frederick.  Michigan Railroads, 1837-1846.  East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Department of History, 1967.  (Internal improvement program)

Biographical Publishing Co.  Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway System and Representative Employees.  Philadelphia: n. p., 1900.

Borkin, Joseph.  Robert R. Young, the Populist of Wall Street.  New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Bradley, George K.  Northern Indiana Railway.  Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assn., 1998.  (Southern Michigan, interurban).

Brown, Grant, Jr.  Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History of the Ann Arbor Car Ferries.  Ann: University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Brown, Dr. James.  A History of the Cincinnati Northern.  Cataract, Wisc.: Little Falls Press, 2003.

Burch, N. H. and Hamilton, J. H. O.  Burch & Hamilton's Gazeteer of the Detroit & Milwaukee and Flint & Pere Marquette Railroads, 1870-1871.  Detroit: Tribune Book and Job Office, 1871?

Burg, Thomas E., ed.  South Shore Steam: Locomotives of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway and the Mineral Range Railroad.”  Merrill, Wis.: Merrill Publishing Associates, 2011.

Burgess, George H. and Kennedy, Miles C.  Centennial History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.  Philadelphia, n. p., 1949.

Burgtorf, Frances D.  Chief Wawatam: The Story of a Hand-Bomber.  Cheboygan, Mich.: author, 1976.  (Mackinac Transit Co. car ferry)

Burkhardt, D. C. Jesse.  Images of Rail – the Ann Arbor Railroad.  Mount Pleasant, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

Casey, Robert J. and Douglas, W. A. S.  Pioneer Railroad.  New York: Whittlesey House, 1948.  (Chicago & North Western)

Ceasar, Ford Stevens.  The Great Northern Ghost.  Lansing: Wellman, 1980  (Lansing-St. Johns interurban)

----  The Lamp Road: A History of the Lansing, Alma, Mt. Pleasant & Northern Railroad.  Lansing: Rapid Printing, 1974.

Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.  List of Officers, Agents, Stations, Etc. No. 82, August 1948.  Reprint.  Clifton Forge, Va.: Chesapeake & Ohio Hisgtorical Society, no date. (Pere Marquette)

Church, Samuel H., compiler.  Corporate History of the Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh ....   5 vols.  (Baltimore, Md.: Friedenwald Co., 1899). (Vol. 5 has the Grand Rapids & Indiana)

Churella, Albert J. The Pennsylvania Railroad, Vol. 1: Building an Empire 1846-1917.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Convis, Orville.  Railroad Rumors.  Battle Creek, Mich.: author, 1997.  (Battle Creek newspaper items, 1884-1885)

Cook, Richard J., Sr. New York Central's Mercury.  Lynchburg Va.: TLC Publishing, 1991.

Cosgrove, Robert.  “Detroit River Tunnel Centennial.”  Central Headlight, 40:4 (2010), 14-24. (Michigan Central) 

Coverdale and Colpitts. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company: The Corporate, Financial and Construction History of Lines Owned, Operated and Controlled To December 31, 1945, Volume III Lines West of Pittsburgh.  New York: Pennsylvania Railroad, c. 1946. (Grand Rapids & Indiana)

Cupper, Dan, ed.  The Pennsylvania Railroad: Its Place in History 1846-1996.  Wayne Pa.: Philadelphia Chap., Pennsylvania RR. Technical & Historical Socy., 1996.

Currie, A. W.  The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada.  Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1957.

Derleth, August.  The Milwaukee Road.  New York: Creative Age, 1947?.

Dickens, Laurie C.  Wreck on the Wabash.  Blissfield, Mich.: Made for Ewe, 2001.                            

Dixon, Thomas W., Jr.  Chesapeake & Ohio’s Pere Marquettes.  St. Paul, Minn.: MBI Publishing, 2005.

---- and Million, Art.  Pere Marquette Power.  Alderson W. Va.: C&O Historical Society, 1984.

Dobnick, Otto P. and Glischinski, Steve.  Wisconsin Central: Railroad Success Story.  Waukesha Wisc.: Kalmbach, 1997.

Dobson, Robert D.  The Railroad that Never Ran.  Negaunee, Mich.: Dobson Publications, 2004. (Iron Range & Huron Bay)

----  The Plank Road and the First Railroad: 1845-1857.  Negaunee, Mich.: Dobson Publications, 2008.  (predecessor of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic)

Dorin, Patrick.  The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.  Burbank, Calif.: Superior,


----  The Grand Trunk Western Railroad.  Seattle: Pruett, 1977.

----  The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads.  Seattle: Superior, 1989.

----  The Soo Line.  Seattle: Superior, 1978.

Doughty, Geoffrey H.  Michigan Central Trackside with Emery Gulash.  Scotch Plains NJ: Morning Sun Books, 2001.

----  New York Central and the Trains of the Future.  Lynchburg, Va.: TLC Publishing, 1997.

Dunbar, Willis F.  All Aboard!  A History of Railroads in Michigan.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969.

Edson, William D., and Vail, H. L., Jr.  Steam Locomotives of the New York Central Lines.  2 vols.  Cleveland: New York Central System Historical Socy., 1997, 2002.

Elliott, Frank N.  When the Railroad was King: The Nineteenth Century Railroad Era in Michigan.  Lansing: Mich. Dept. of State, 1977.

Keefe, Kevin P.  Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive.  East Lansing Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2015. (PM locomotive)

Elve, Steven D.  Rails Across the Water: The Story of the Ann Arbor Carferries  Lowell, Mich.: author, 1984.

Finkelman, Paul and Hershock, Martin J.  “Blood on the Tracks: Law, Railroad Accidents, The Economy, and the Michigan Frontier” in The History of Michigan Law. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2006. (Michigan Central)

Forbes, John Murray.  Letters and Recollections.  Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1899.

Foss, Charles R.  Evening Before the Diesel: A Pictorial History of Steam and First Generation Diesel Motive Power on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, 1938-1991.  Boulder CO: Pruett, 1980.

Frederickson, Arthur C. and Lucy F.  Early History of the Ann Arbor Carferries.  Frankfort, Mich.: Patriot Publ., 1949.

----  Pictorial History of the C&O Train and Auto Ferries and Pere Marquette Line Steamers.  Rev. ed. Frankfort, Mich.: Lakeside Printing, 1965.

Gaertner, John.  The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway: A History of the Lake Superior District’s Pioneer Iron Ore Hauler.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Gaffney, T. J.  Rails Around the Thumb.  Mt. Pleasant, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2012.

---- and Dean Pyers.  Pere Marquette 1225.  Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 2014.

Garasha, Robert W.  The Mason & Oceana Railroad.  Ludington, Mich.: Lakeside, 1967.

Garrett, Evan.  Trackside in Southern Michigan: A Railfan's View in Drawings and Commentary.  Ann Arbor, Mich.: author, 1980.

Geletzke, Charles H., Jr. and Hague, Wilbur E.  The Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad: Expressway for Industry.  Kutztown, Pa.: Kutztown Publishing Co., 2011.

Gjevre, John A.  Saga of the Soo.  Moorhead Minn.: n. p., 1973.

----  Saga of the Soo Volume III, East, West and to the North.  Moorhead, Minn.: Agassiz Publications, 2006.

Grant, H. Roger.  The NorthWestern: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System.  DeKalb Ill.: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 1997.

----  Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad.  DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2004.

----  Visionary Railroader - Jervis Langdon, Jr. and the Transportation Revolution.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2008.

----  Twilight Rails The Final Era of Railroad Building in the Midwest.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.  (Detroit, Caro & Sandusky and other non-Michigan)

Green, James J.  Railroads Come and Go in Allegan County.  Allegan, Mich.: Allegan Co. Hist. Socy., 1976.

Guay, David R. P.  Hiram Walker’s Railway: Lake Erie & Detroit River Railroad.  Windsor, Ont.: Walkerville Publishing, 2015.  (PM subsidiary)

Hager, David C.  Next Stop Kalamazoo!  Kalamazoo, Mich.: Kalamazoo Public Museum, 1976.

Hague, Wilbur E. and Hise, Kirk F.  The Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line Railway.  Forty Fort Pa.: Cox, 1986.

Hannum, James S.  The Ann Arbor Railroad: Abandoned Early Lines.  Olympia, Wash.: Hannum House Publications, 2013.

----  Cut and Run!  Railroad Logging in Clare County, Michigan.  Olympia, Wash.: Hannum House Publications, 2014. (AA, PM)

----  In the Pines; An Atlas of Michigan Logging Railroads.  Olympia, Wash.: Hannum House Publications, 2017.

Harlow, Alvin F.  The Road of the Century.  New York: Creative Age, 1947.  (New York Central, Michigan Central, Big Four)

Harrison, Frederick G.  Fading Glory.  Indian Rocks Fla.: Books Unlimited, 1971.  (Upper Peninsula roads)

Hedrick, Wilbur O.  The History of Railroad Taxation in Michigan.  Lansing: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford, 1912.

Henning, William H., ed.  Detroit: Its Trolleys and Interurbans.  Fraser, Mich.: Mich. Transit Museum, 1976.

Hill, May Davis.  Telltale Photographs: The Stoner Railroad Collection, The Michigan Historical Collections.  Ann Arbor: Bentley Hist. Library, 1981.

Hilton, George W.  The Great Lakes Carferries.  Berkeley, Calif.: Howell-North, 1962.

---- and Due, Joseph F.  The Electric Interurban Railway in America.  Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ., 1960.

----  American Narrow Gauge Railroads.  Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ., 1990.

Hirschfield, Charles.  The Great Railroad Conspiracy: The Social History of a Railroad War.  East Lansing, Mich.: Mich. State College, 1953.

Hirsimaki, Eric.  Chicago and North Western: The Michigan Ore Lines.  North Olmstead OH: Milesposts Publishing, 2002.

Hodges, Michael H.  Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012.

Hofsommer, Don L.  Grand Trunk Corporation: Canadian National Railways in the United States.  East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995.

Holton, F. J., Bedford, D. H., and Cleary, Francis.  History of the Windsor and Detroit Ferries.  Windsor, Ont.: Windsor Evening Record, 23 May 1917.

Hornstein, Hugh A.  The Haywire: A Brief History of the Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad.  East Lansing: Mich. State Univ. Press, 2004.

Hutchins, Jere C.  Jere C. Hutchins: A Personal Story.  Grosse Pointe Farms MI: author, 1938.  (Detroit United Ry.)

Inglis, James G.  Northern Michigan: Handbook for Travelers.  Petoskey, Mich.: Sprang, 1898.  Repr. Grand Rapids: Black Letter Press, 1974.

Ivey, Paul Wesley.  The Pere Marquette Railroad Company: An Historical Study of the Growth and Development of One of Michigan's Most Important Railway Systems.  Lansing: Mich. Historical Comm., 1919.  Repr. Grand Rapids: Black Letter Press, 1970.

Johnson, F. H.  Brief Record of the Development of the Milwaukee Road.  Chicago: Milwaukee Road, 1939.  (Copy at U. of Mich. Transportation Library)

Kavanaugh, Kelli B.  Detroit's Michigan Central Station.  Chicago: Arcadia Publ., 2001?

Keenan, Hudson.  Through the Years at Mt. Pleasant’s Historic Ann Arbor RR Depot.  Mt. Pleasant, Mich.: Print Tech, 1997.

Kleiman, Jeff.  The Rise and Fall of the CSCRR: A Short History of a Short-Lived Railroad.  Grand Rapids: Friends of Public Museum, 1992.  (Chicago, Saginaw & Canada)

Koch, Michael.  The Shay Locomotive: Titan of the Timber.  Denver: World Press, 1971.

----  Steam and Thunder: Saga of Forest Railroads.  Denver: World Press, 1979.

Kovl, David R. Michigan Rail Preservation. Southfield, Mich.: author, 1990.

Larkin, F. Daniel.  John B. Jervis: Am American Engineering Pioneer.  Ames IA: Iowa State Univ. Press, 1990.

Larson, John L.  Bonds of Enterprise: John Murray Forbes and Western Development in America's Railway Age.  Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 1984.

Loving, Rush, Jr.  The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2006.  (Conrail)

Lydeksen, Gordon L.  When Steam Ruled the Rails in Muskegon County: Volume 1, 1928-1958.  Muskegon, Mich.: Muskegon RR Hist. Socy., n. d.

Marsh, Nicholas A.  The Michigan Central Railroad: History of the Main Line, 1846-1901.  N. p., 2007.

Marshall, Albert P.  The "Real McCoy" of Ypsilanti.  Ypsilanti, Mich.: Marlan Publishers, 1989. (Elijah McCoy biography)

Massie, Larry B.  “The Train-Boy from Michigan.”  In Copper Trails and Iron Rails: More Voyages into Michigan’s Past.  Au Train, Mich.: Avery Color Studios, 1989. (Thomas Edison)

----  “The Man Who Hated to Walk.” In Copper Trails and Iron Rails: More Voyages into Michigan’s Past.  Au Train, Mich.: Avery Color Studios, 1989. (George Sheffield, velocipede)

----  “Depot Dreams & Jerkwater Schemes: Railroad Place-Names in Michigan.”  In Michigan Memories.  Allegan Forest, Mich.: Priscilla Press, 1994.

McMacken, David.  Built on Pine: The Story of Ammi Willard Wright.  Alma: Alma Public Library, 2004.

Meek, Forrest B.  Michigan’s Logging Railroad Era, 1850-1963: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography.  Edgewood Press, 1992.

Meints, Graydon M.  Along the Tracks: A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads.  Mt. Pleasant, Mich.: Clarke Historical Library, 1987.

----  Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1992.

----  Michigan Railroad Lines.  2 vol.  East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2005.

----  Railroads for Michigan.  East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2013. (General history)

----  Biographical Directory of Michigan Railway Officials, 1830-1917.  2 vols.  East Lansing: Michigan State University Libraries, 2013.

----  Michigan Railroad Atlas.  5 vols.  East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Libraries, 2017.

Maki, Wilbert B.  Reminiscences of the Streetcar: 1900-1932.  No place: author, c. 1980.  (Houghton County Traction)

Meints, Graydon M.  The Fishing Line: A History of the Grand Rapids & Indiana. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2018.

Michigan, Auditor General.  Compilations by the Auditor General of the Annual Reports of the Railroad Corporations in the State of Michigan for the Year[s] 1867-[1871].  Lansing: various, 1868-[1871].  Annual.

Michigan, Department of Transportation.  Michigan’s Railroad History, 1825 - 2014.  Lansing: Dept. of Transp., 2015.  On-line document available only at:

Michigan, Railroad Commission.  Aids, Gifts, Grants, and Donations to Railroads, including Outlines of Development and Successions in Titles to Railroads in Michigan.  Lansing: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford, 1919.

----  Annual Report of the Michigan Railroad Commission, 1871-[1918].  Lansing: various, 1874-[1919].  Annual.

Million, Arthur B.  Pere Marquette Passenger Car Pictorial.  Grand Haven: Pere Marquette Historical Socy., 2002.

---- and Paton, John.  Revenue Freight Cars of the Pere Marquette. ?????????

Monette, Clarence J.  The Copper Range Railroad.  Lake Linden, Mich.: author, 1989.

----  The Mineral Range Railroad.  Lake Linden, Mich.: author, 1993.

----  Keweenaw Central Railroad and the Crestview Resort.  Calumet, Mich.: Greenlee Publishing, 1997.

----  Houghton County's Streetcars and Electric Park.  Calumet: Greenlee Publishing, 2003.

Mrozek, David J.  Railroad Depots of Michigan, 1910-1920.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Murray, Tom.  Canadian National Railway.  St. Paul: MBI Publishing Co., 2004.

Myers, Robert C.  Locomotives Along the Lakeshore: Railroads of Berrien County, Michigan.  Berrien Springs, Mich.: Berrien County Historical Assn., 2010.

----  Autotram: Clark Equipment Company’s Aluminum Railcar.  Berrien Springs, Mich.: Berrien County Historical Assn., 2013.

Neu, Irene.  Erastus Corning: Merchant and Financier, 1794-1872.  Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1960.

Northern Michigan Univ. Transcript of the First Annual Midwest Rail Confer-ence, Tracks to the Future, September 20-21, 1979.  [Marquette, 1979]

O'Geran, Graeme.  A History of the Detroit Street Railways.  N. p.: Conover Press, 1931.

Parks, Robert J.  Democracy's Railroads: Public Enterprise in Jacksonian Michigan.  Port Washington, N. Y.: Kennikat, 1972.

Pearson, Henry Greenleaf.  An American Railroad Builder: John Murray Forbes.  Boston: n. p., 1911.  (Michigan Central)

The Pere Marquette in 1945.  Alderson, W. Va.: C&O Hist. Socy., 1990.  (Reprint of 1945 company publication) (Second printing of reprint, 2008)

Pere Marquette List of Stations, Officers, & Agents.  Clifton Forge, Va., C&O Hist. Socy., 2018.  (Reprint of1942 company publication)

Poupark, Marcell.  Railroad Articles from Monroe County, Michigan: 1836 to 1965.  Monroe, Mich.: author, 2007.  (D&TSL, LS&MS MC, NYC)

Quastler, I. E.  Where the Rails Cross: A Railroad History of Durand, Michigan.  Coronado, Calif.: R&I Enterprises, 2005. (GTW)

----  Grand Trunk Western Railroad: An Illustrated History.  2009.

Reed, Eben.  Railroad Nostalgia and Related Historical Facts of the Clio Area.  [Clio, Mich.: author], 1981.

Reniger, Henry J., Jr.  A Sesquicentennial Guide Book of the Railroads of Lansing and Ingham County from 1862 to 1987.  Lansing: Lansing-North Lansing Electric RR Museum, 1987.

Riggs, Henry R.  The Ann Arbor Railroad Fifty Years Ago.  Toledo: n. p., 1947.

Rutherford, R. Craig and Sabo, Raymond.  Michigan's Railroad Scene (A Rail Fan's Guide).  Sterling Heights, Mich.: Michigan Railroad Scene, 1973.

Salsbury, Stephen.  No Way to Run a Railroad: The Untold Story of the Penn Central.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.

Schramm, Jack E., Henning, William H.  Detroit's Street Railways: Volume I: City Lines 1863-1922. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1978.

----  When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book II.  The Rapid Railway and Detroit-Port Huron by Rail-Ship-Bus. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press,


----  and Andrews, Richard R.  When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book I.  Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press, 1984.

----  When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book III: Detroit to Jackson and Across the State.  Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press, 1988.

----  When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails, Book 4.  Polo, Ill.: Transportation Trails, 1994.

---- and Dworman, Thomas J.  Detroit Street Railways: Volume II: City Lines 1922-1956.  Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1980.

Schramm, Kenneth.  Detroit’s Street Railways.  Charleston, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.

Schultz, Robert E.  Twin City Trolleys.  Berrien Springs, Mich.: Berrien County Historical Assn., 2004.  (Streetcars, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph)

Sell, Bob and Findlay, Jim.  The Teeter & Wobble.  Blissfield, Mich.: authors, 1993.

Shaver, Carl W., editor.  Chesapeake and Ohio Diesel Review.  Alderson, W. Va.: C&O Hist. Socy., 1982.

Shuster, Philip, Huddleston, Eugene L. and Staufer, Alvin.  C&O Power: Steam and Diesel Locomotives of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway 1900-1965.  N. p.: Staufer, 1965.

Smith, Douglas N. W.  New York Central's Canadian Streamliners.  Ottawa: Trackside Canada, 2002.

Sproule, William J.  Copper Country Streetcars.  Mt. Pleasant, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.  (Houghton County Traction)

Sproule, William J.  Copper Country Streetcars. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2013.  (Houghton County Traction)

Stennett, William H.  Yesterday and Today: A History of the Chicago and North Western Railway System.  Chicago: n. p., 1900.  Reprint Chicago: Ry. & Loco. Hist. Socy., 1981.

Stevens, G. R.  Canadian National Railways.  2 vols.  Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1960, 1962.

----  History of the Canadian National Railways.  New York: MacMillan,


Stroup, Donald.  The Manistee & Northeastern: The Life and Death of a Railroad.  Lansing: Historical Society Of Michigan, 1964.

Taylor, William, Jr.  An American Colossus: A Small Town, A River And A Railroad Yard.  Niles, Mich.: Niles Railroad Historical Assn., 1996.  (Michigan Central)

Tennant, Robert D., Jr.  Canada Southern Country.  Erin, Ont., Canada: Boston Mills Press, 1991.

Thornton, W. Neil.  High Iron along the Huron Shore.  Tawas City, Mich.: Printer's Devil Press, 1982.  (Detroit & Mackinac)

Trap, Paul.  Grand Haven's Railroads.  Grand Haven, Mich.: G. H. Public Schools, n. d.

Trostel, Scott D.  Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad: Henry Ford's Railroad.  Fletcher, Ohio: Cam-Tech Publishing, 1988.

----  Henry Ford: When I Ran the Railroads.  Fletcher, Ohio: Cam-Tech Publishing, 1989.  (Detroit, Toledo & Ironton)

Uhelski, John M. and Robert M.  An Inventory of the Railroad Depots in the State of Michigan.  Crete, Neb.: RR Station Hist. Socy., 1979.

Vander Yacht, Clifford J., compiler.  The Pere Marquette in 1945.  Clifton Forge, W. Va.: Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, 2008.

VanReken, Donald L.  The Interurban Era in Holland, Michigan.  Holland, Mich.: author, 1981.

----  Ottawa Beach and Waukazoo: A History.  Holland, Mich.: author, 1988.  (Pere Marquette)

----  The Railroads of Holland, Michigan; The Nineteenth Century.  Holland, Mich.: author, 1997.

----  The Railroads of Holland, Michigan; The Twentieth Century.  Holland, Mich.: author, 1998.

vonGerstner, Franz Anton Ritter.  Early American Railroads.  Ed. Frederick C. Gamst; translated by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker.  Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1997.

Wakefield, Lawrence and Lucille.  Rail and Sail: A Narrative History of Transportation in the Traverse City Region.  Traverse City, Mich.: Wakefield, 1980.

----  Sail & Rail: A Narrative History of Transportation in Western Michigan.  Holt, Mich.: Thunder Bay Press, 1996. (Reprint of Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980)

Wallace Janet.  Sanilac County Railroads.  Carsonville, Mich.: Wallace Publishing Co., 2006.

Wallis, Richard T.  The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana Univ. Press, 2001.

Warrick, William and McLellan, David.  The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.  Polo, Ill.: Transportation Trails, 1989.

Wolmar, Christian  The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America.  New York: Public Affairs Books, 2012.

Worrall, Mark and Bernhart, Benjamin L.  Michigan Rail Disasters, 1900-1940.  Dauberville, Pa.: Outer Station Project, 2007.

Zimmerman, Karl.  Lake Michigan's Railroad Car Ferries.  Andover, N. J.: Andover Junction Publications, 1993.

Zink, Maximillian A., Krambles, George, et al.  Electric Railways of Michigan.  Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1959.

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