The Michigan Central Railroad: History of the Main Line 1846-1901

The Michigan Central Railroad: History of the Main Line 1846-1901

by Nicholas A. Marsh
     
 

In pioneer America, the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) became the major route between east and west, linking older states and their restless populations to young cities like Detroit and Chicago, and to the wide open spaces beyond. Now, for the first time in book form, historian Nick Marsh systematically relates the colorful story of this legendary enterprise,

Overview

In pioneer America, the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) became the major route between east and west, linking older states and their restless populations to young cities like Detroit and Chicago, and to the wide open spaces beyond. Now, for the first time in book form, historian Nick Marsh systematically relates the colorful story of this legendary enterprise, drawing on numerous archival records, photographs, and artifacts. The MCRR story is a story of toil, triumph, and tragedy. Marsh includes chapters on the railroad's construction, its conversion from a state-owned to a private enterprise, the sad ending to a Michigan farmers' rebellion, the involvement of William H. Vanderbilt, and the empire building of the visionary James F. Joy. Eagerly anticipated by many, the appearance of Marsh's comprehensive account will bring joy to legions of rail fans, history buffs, and connoisseurs of Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979828904
Publisher:
Nicholas A. Marsh
Publication date:
09/10/2007
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Nicholas A. Marsh was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his father, grandfather, and grandfather had all worked on the Detroit to Chicago Main Line between Ypsilanti and Chelsea. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. His life's work as an educator in Michigan, Kansas, and Kentucky enhanced his interest in local and regional history. This is his third book in that genre.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >