Rails Around Michigan

MICHIGAN – From the Frontier days when lumber and tourism were Michigan’s first industries to exporting Michigan’s automobiles to markets all over the country, the railroads of Michigan played a very important role in the state’s development as a recreational destination and industrial powerhouse. Come along for a look back at Michigan’s railroads from the 1950’s through the 1980’s, from Detroit to Grand Rapids, Mackinaw City and Marquette; from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior.

In this book, first released in 2010, contains 128 pages of color photos, maps and history. Railroads covered include Amtrak, Ann Arbor, Chesapeake & Ohio, C&NW, Detroit & Mackinac, DT&I, Grand Trunk Western, Milwaukee Road, LS&I, Michigan Northern, New York Central, Penn Central, Norfolk & Western, Pennsylvania Railroad, Soo Line, and the Wabash.

The first print run sold out in early 2011, but there are still several purchasing options.: A soft cover, print-on-demand version of the original and a Kindle version are available from Amazon: http://a.co/57RjGmJ

Or, a downloadable PDF version is available below for $5

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