Michigan/Railroads

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Editing Railroads starting from TIGER data

Please read United_States/Railways#Editing_Railroads_starting_from_TIGER_data .

Current State of the Map (Michigan/Railroads)

At OpenRailwayMap (ORM)'s wider zoom levels <8, Michigan is seen to have a structure of mainline (orange). Correct any errors by addressing missing or incorrect usage=* and name=* tags. Errors remain in rail infrastructure and routes- use both route=railway and route=train) to collect current ways into singular routes for better tracking and inclusion in status tables below.


Suggestions

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Yards

Name Railroad Area Subdivision(s) Served TIGER Review Status
CSX Dix Intermodal Yard CSX Detroit Area is mapped, appears okay.

Railtrails and "Transitways"

A railtrail uses a (usually former, abandonded) railroad right-of-way (ROW) for equestrian, bicycle or hiking paths, preserving the ROW for possible future re-use as a railway while providing a useful service in the meantime. These are often tagged highway=cycleway or highway=footway depending on whether they prefer or allow bicycle or pedestrian traffic. It is OK to tag both railway=abandoned and highway=cycleway if it is the case that an abandoned railway became a railtrail (for bicycle use, for example). Where a (multi-use) pathway is designated for pedestrians but also allows bicycles, tag highway=footway and bicycle=yes.

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route start_date=* end_date=* TIGER Review Notes
Bergland to Sidnaw Rail-Trail Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway relation 5941263 Bergland to Sidnaw 1989
Betsey Valley Trail relation 1878390 Thompsonville to Elberta
Fred Meijer Heartland Trail Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad relation 283539 Greenville northeast to Alma, Michigan Reviewed by Circuit_Rider Regional hiking, bicycle trail
Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail Grand Trunk Western Railroad relation 9767417 Lowell to Owosso
Kal-Haven Trail New York Central Railroad/Michigan Central Railroad relation 272890 Kalamazoo to South Haven, MI 1871 1973 Reviewed by jonesydesign Regional hiking, bicycle trail. Originally Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad, needs start/end_date and railway/abandonded tags
Leelanau Trail Chesapeake and Ohio Railway relation 281863 Traverse City to Suttons Bay 1903 Originally Traverse City, Leelanau & Manistique Railroad, owned by Leelanau Transit Co., last operated as Leelanau Scenic Railroad in the 1990's?
Snowmobile Trail No. 37 relation 13212029 Mesick to Thompsonville
Van Buren Trail Pere Marquette Railroad relation 6138837 Hartford to South Haven Built by Toledo & South Haven Railroad, part of PM's Paw Paw Branch
West Bloomfield Trail relation 272123
White Pine Trail State Park relation 273878 Grand Rapids north to Cadillac, Michigan Reviewed by pkoby Regional hiking, bicycle trail. Colinear with Relation: North Country National Scenic Trail (MI) relation 11140515

Disused lines

Lines, expressed as route=railway relations, that don't have regular traffic but with all infrastructure in place. Tracks are tagged railway=disused.

Name Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Wells and Channing relation 5941142 Wells to Channing No Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
Channing and Republic relation 5944394 Channing to Republic No Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

Abandoned lines

Former railroad lines, whether still visible on the ground or not, correctly expressed as route=railway relations. Ways are usually tagged railway=abandoned, occasionally railway=disused or rarely railway=razed.

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route start_date=* end_date=* TIGER Review Notes
Barryton Branch Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13226657 Mecosta to Barryton 1893 1943 Not from TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Chicago Kalamazoo & Saginaw Railroad relation 13060734 Woodbury to Hastings, MI 1889 1937 Not from TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Chicago Kalamazoo & Saginaw Railroad relation 13107181 Hastings to Richland Junction 1888 1942 Not in TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Chippewa Branch Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13226780 Chippewa Lake to Rodney 1883 1906 Not from TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Cisco Lake Branch Chicago & North Western RR relation 13212488 Stickley to Cisco Lake Not in TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Edmore to Remus Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad relation 13226421 Edmore to Remus 1880 1980 No Originally built by Detroit, Lansing and Northern Railroad
Elk Rapids Branch Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad relation 13211266 Williamsburg to Elk Rapids 1892 1979 Partial Former C&O Railroad branch
Hamilton Subdivision Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13232538 Hamilton to Allegan Yes
Ionia to Belding relation 13231944 Ionia to Belding (Kidd/Kiddville) 1870 1942 Not from TIGER Needs last railway operator field entered
Paw Paw Railroad Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13232539 Paw Paw to Lawton Not from TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
Petoskey Branch Chesapeake & Ohio relation 13211364 Williamsburg to Petoskey 1982 Partial
Remus to Big Rapids Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13226779 Remus to Big Rapids 1880 1943 No Originally built by Detroit, Lansing and Northern Railroad
Stanton Branch relation 13231945 Ionia (Stanton Junction/Haynor) to Stanton 1872 1933 Not from TIGER Needs last railroad operator field entered, originally Ionia, Stanton and Northern Railroad
Traverse City, Leelanau & Manistique Railroad Leelanau Transit Company relation 13211030 Suttons Bay to Northport 1903 1960s? No Abandonment date is unclear, GR&I ended rail service in 1914 but rails taken up in 1960s? Once served a rail ferry to Manistique, MI
Weidman Branch Pere Marquette Railroad relation 13226422 Remus to Weidman 1884 1944 Not from TIGER Digitized from USGS 3DEP data
West Michigan Railroad relation 13232540 Lawrence to Paw Paw Yes

CN

Tag these with the relevant old_railway_operator=* for former railroad operations

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Flint Subdivision Grand Trunk Western relation 4766900 Sarnia-Battle Creek Unknown

CSX

Tag these with the relevant old_railway_operator=* for former railroad operations

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Plymouth Subdivision relation 7425402 Grand Rapids to Plymouth Unknown
Grand Rapids Terminal Subdivision relation 11991976 Plymouth subdivision to Grand Rapids Rail Terminal Unknown

Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

Name Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Channing and Ontonagon relation 5940997 Channing to Ontonagon
Channing to Crivitz subdivision relation 5820362 Channing, MI to Crivitz, WI

Great Lakes Central Railroad

Tag these with the relevant old_railway_operator=* for former railroad operations

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Williamsburg Branch Pere Marquette relation 9626171 Traverse City to Williamsburg No Serves Amerhart lumber mill in Williamsburg
Grawn Branch Pere Marquette relation 9626166 Traverse City to Grawn No Services Materne North America, a food processing company
Traverse City Branch relation 9626167 Walton Junction to Traverse City No Branches from Elmira route at Walton Junction, has subranches to Grawn and Williamsburg
Petoskey Branch relation 11383433 Elmira to Petoskey No Terminates at Petoskey
Elmira Branch relation 9626169 Cadillac to Elmira No Continues on to Petoskey, MI
Yuma Branch relation 9626170 Cadillac to Yuma No Serves Wexford Sand Co. in Yuma, MI
Cadillac Branch relation 9626174 Durand to Cadillac No Main line to Cadillac with branches to Yuma, Traverse City, Petoskey


Lake State Railway

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Alpena Branch Detroit and Mackinac Railway relation 12498086 Piconning to Alpena No

Other Class I railroads

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Grand Elk Railroad relation 9386381 Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo Unknown Missing name and operator tags
relation 9474260 Sarnia to Battle Creek Unknown Missing name and operator tags, appears to be duplicate of CSX Flint subdivision route created for Amtrak passenger service?

Independent / subsidiary railroads

Name operator=* old_railway_operator=* (where known) Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad Gennesse & Wyoming, Inc. Grand Trunk Western relation 13207375 Lowell to Grand Rapids, MI Partial Needs additional tagging