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    • What was the name of the railroad in Alpena Michigan?

      • Alpena is situated along the Lake State Railway, formerly the Detroit and Mackinac Railway (D&M). Earlier railroads that served Alpena were built and owned by the Alger Smith and Co. logging company: (1) the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad, which entered Alpena from the south around 1886, and (2) the Alpena and Northern Railroad.
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    Station: Alpena, MI. Alpena was settled around 1835 and originally called Freemont but was changed by the post office to Alpena. [MPN] The first railroad communications from the south came in 1886 with the arrival of the Detroit, Bay City & Alpena. The Alpena & Northern railroad was constructed northwest into the forests around 1893 after the ...

  2. Article: Railroad Origins in Alpena, Michigan. The first common carrier railroad in Alpena was the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad which entered Alpena from the south around 1886 and was built by Alger, Smith and Co. interests (a logging company). A second road, also owned by Alger, Smith & Co., was the Alpena and Northern Railroad, which ...

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  4. Nearly two car loads of passengers went north on the Alpena & Northern railroad Monday morning. (AArgus-1894-0502] August 22, 1894. The Atlanta (MI) Tribune says that the grading on the branch of the Alpena & Northern railroad has been completed as far as Clear Lake, nine miles north of Atlanta, and the rails up to within three miles of that point.

  5. History. The Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad, was a 3 ft 2 in (965 mm) narrow gauge short line operated from Bay City northward to the Lake Huron port of Alpena.The line was converted to 4 ft 8 + 1 ⁄ 2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge in 1886 and was reorganized into the Detroit and Mackinac (D&M) on December 17, 1894.

    • 1894–1992
    • Michigan
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  7. Railroads in Michigan are almost 200 years old, beginning in 1836 and reaching their peak in trackage about 1916. Since that time, each year has seen abandonments and reduced passenger and freight traffic, all coinciding with the deindustialization of Michigan's major cities and a move of passenger to airlines and automobiles.

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