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1.1. Today in RR History
From: Mark Tomlonson

1.1. Today in RR History
Posted by: "Mark Tomlonson" tomlonson at yahoo.com tomlonson
Date: Mon Jun 1, 2009 5:39 am ((PDT))

June 1, 1867 The Great Western Railway of Canada begins direct interchange
of cars with the Michigan Central Railroad at Detroit.

June 1, 1871 The Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad agrees to operate the
Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne Railroad for 99 years from date of its

June 1, 1881 Detroit, Butler & St. Louis RR (later Wabash) is completed
from Montpelier, OH to Detroit, offering a direct route to St. Louis and
Kansas City.

June 1, 1905 The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton first gains control of the Ann
Arbor Railroad.

June 1, 1925 Henry Ford begins trial runs on the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton
with two D-D+D-D electric locomotives. Ford has plans (never realized) to
extend his electrification project to a connection with the Virginian
Railway. Ford's experiments will inspire the children's book "Tom Swift and his
Electric Railway".

June 1, 1929 Interurban operations in Kalamazoo County cease as the last
car runs between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

June 1, 1999 Conrail operations are taken over by Norfolk Southern
Corporation and CSX.

Mark Tomlonson

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