Railroad: Canada Southern Bridge Company

This was a consolidation of two companies which operated track between Slocum Junction (near Trenton) to Stony Island (on the east side of Grosse Isle. It contained a swing bridge on the west side of Grosse Isle, and a fixed bridge from the island to Stony Island. Along with the railroad car ferry, this line provided service across the Detroit River to near Amherstberg, Ontario. Standard gauge, 3.66 miles long with 1.55 miles of sidings and spurs. [MCR-1904]


VariousCanada Southern Bridge Company (1873-1925) Canada Southern Railroad ( CASO)


Incorporated: 1873 by the Canada Southern Railway Co.

Built: 1873 from Slocum Junction ( Trenton) to Stoney Island (just east of Grosse Isle)

Operated for 9 years.

Operating Agreement with MC: 1882.

Became: Canada Southern Bridge Company operated by the Michigan Central from 1882 until abandonment about 1925.

Reference: [MRRC]


Notes

This was a Canada Southern ( CASO) bridge route from Amherstburg, Ontario to Michigan over Grosse Isle. This route was used extensively until the Michigan Central tunnel was built under the Detroit River about 1906. It continued to see freight and passenger service (to Grosse Isle) until the 1920's.

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Railroad: Canada Southern Bridge Company

This was a consolidation of two companies which operated track between Slocum Junction (near Trenton) to Stony Island (on the east side of Grosse Isle. It contained a swing bridge on the west side of Grosse Isle, and a fixed bridge from the island to Stony Island. Along with the railroad car ferry, this line provided service across the Detroit River to near Amherstberg, Ontario. Standard gauge, 3.66 miles long with 1.55 miles of sidings and spurs. [MCR-1904]


VariousCanada Southern Bridge Company (1873-1925) Canada Southern Railroad ( CASO)


Incorporated: 1873 by the Canada Southern Railway Co.

Built: 1873 from Slocum Junction ( Trenton) to Stoney Island (just east of Grosse Isle)

Operated for 9 years.

Operating Agreement with MC: 1882.

Became: Canada Southern Bridge Company operated by the Michigan Central from 1882 until abandonment about 1925.

Reference: [MRRC]


Notes

This was a Canada Southern ( CASO) bridge route from Amherstburg, Ontario to Michigan over Grosse Isle. This route was used extensively until the Michigan Central tunnel was built under the Detroit River about 1906. It continued to see freight and passenger service (to Grosse Isle) until the 1920's.

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Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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