1837 : First Locomotive Powered Train in Michigan

January 20, 2018 all-day

Picture of Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

On Jan. 20, 1837, the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad put the first locomotive ever to run on Michigan tracks into service on their 33-mile Adrian-to-Toledo route. Prior to the locomotive’s arrival, horses had pulled the railroad cars along the tracks.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day