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Michigan Central Railroad Company fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Michigan Central Railroad fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1872-1962
Accession Number
2011-28
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh3 B3
R6 S1 Sh3 B7
R6 S1 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Michigan Central Railroad fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh3 B3
R6 S1 Sh3 B7
R6 S1 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1872-1962
Physical Description
7 volumes of textual records
History / Biographical
The Michigan Central Railroad (reporting mark MC) was originally incorporated in 1846 to establish rail service between Detroit, Michigan and St. Joseph, Michigan. The railroad later operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois in the United States, and the province of Ontario in Canada. After about 1867 the railroad was controlled by the New York Central Railroad, which later became part of Penn Central and then Conrail. After the 1998 Conrail breakup Norfolk Southern now owns much of the former Michigan Central trackage.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created and maintained by the Michigan Central Railway. Fonds includes:
Record of locomotives through St. Thomas shops for classified and unclassified repairs, with history of individual rail motor cars, 1936-1959 (R6 S1 Sh3 B7)
Locomotives repair/ maintenance logbook, with index, 1902-1936 (also contains a colour depiction of a standard type Grant locomotive, 1873 and a certificate dated November 13, 1962 attesting that R.G. Ray is a life member of Charity Lodge No. 5, B. of L.F. and E. (Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen) (R6 S1 Sh3 B7)
Index of railway engines acquired and disposed of, 1880-1907 (R6 S1 Sh3 B7)
In volume with running head "Record of Traveling Auditor's Reports and Bond of Agent", records of the certification/ qualification, discipline and dismissal etc. for Michigan Central Railway engineers and firemen, 1872-1909. Not indexed. (R6 S1 Sh1 B3)
Records of the certification/ qualification, discipline and dismissal etc. for Michigan Central Railway engineers and firemen, 1872-1931. Indexed. (R6 S1 Sh1 B3)
Record of enginemen, 1903-1930. Not indexed. (R6 S1 Sh3 B3)
Record of enginemen, 1913-1930. Not indexed. (R6 S1 Sh3 B3)
Name Access
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry