Michigan Railroads & Railroad Companies
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Michigan State University Press
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This book began in 1978 as a set of 3 x 5 cards. They were
to be a handy reference of some of the important details
about Michigan's railroad corporate organizations. The
amount of detail soon outgrew the capacity of the cards.
When the idea of this book first developed, the plan was to include only corporate data about those railroads that...
1. Introduction to Michigan Railroads
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A railroad is a business. And the purpose of any business is to make a profit for its owners. A railroad employs land, people, technology, and money to accomplish its purpose. Of all of these tools, money is the most critical. Without the ability to raise capital the railroad enterprise cannot be started. Without the ability to arrange additional financing the company will...
2. List of Companies
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This chapter is an alphabetical listing of all of the railroad companies that have operated in Michigan. It includes all the railroad companies that were formed to operate a railroad in Michigan which did not develop into an operating company and all of the individuals, partnerships, and other companies that operated some...
3. Corporate Family Trees
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The corporate family trees that follow diagram the antecedents of Michigan's major railroad companies. The diagrams include all Michigan corporations, but do not include, in all cases, all non-Michigan companies. The following selected data are shown...
4. Chronology of Corporate Actions
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This chapter is a listing, in chronological order, of changes in the corporate organization of Michigan railroad corporations. The dates given in the left column are those of the date of the document or the event. Dates followed by an asterisk are reported by sources as the filing date of the event even if the actual document has not been located. If...
5. Corporate Actions by Year
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6. County Listing of Companies
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This chapter lists, for each county in Michigan, those companies that operated a railroad line (shown in capital letters) and those that proposed to operate (shown in lower-case letters). The names used in this section are not the full legal names but are sufficient to locate the company in chapter 2...
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Publication Year: 2012