Not much around for maps (or logos) of the CM! :-)

A little history:

The Central Michigan Rwy was in existence between 1987 and 2003.  The railroad ran on tracks of the former New York Central, and the Grand Trunk Western mainline from Durand to Bay City MI.  From 1968 through the mid 70's Penn Central equipment was a common site in Bay City.  The CM used GT tracks from Durand to Meredith Jct (if I read the conflicting reports correctly), then crossed the river on the north east side of Saginaw and proceeded north on former NYC tracks (now owned by CSX) to Wenona Yard in Bay City.  By the late 1980's railroad traffic on the GTW line was minimal and one of the two sets of tracks was removed going through Bay City.  The Straits Corporation then purchased the line from GTW and established the CM.  The Straits Corporation purchased and sold the former Detroit & Mackinaw (now Lake State Railway) prior to it's ownership of the CM.  Today we find the line in constant use, servicing a wealth of customers throughout Mid-Michigan.

It's successor is the Huron and Eastern Railway.


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  I do these pages because I love spending my time doing them - although I do a reasonable amount of research to make sure the information presented is accurate! :-)  :-)

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in, oooooooops, oh well! :-)  

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is heree

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