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Michigan Railway Progress In 1869

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We itdd to our review ol railway profress in Lwa, Minnesota and other tatos tho follow'iDg note of what 'the Peninsular State- hnstening slowly - is doing: The foltowïnsr is very nearly the railway ttatut of Michigan for 1869 ; Miles in operation, 1,300; in condition for, or receiving the iron, 300 miles ; partially completad, 500 railes; organized and for which stock is being raisyd, 50(T miles; for which land grants have made, but which are not yet constructed, 460 miles Total, 3,160 milos. Very rauoh of this activity allies itself with great trunk liuss which cross the península trom east to west. - Let ub group tbeso various items of proüreis : Michigan Central. - This coropany is imroediately intereted in tho Grand Kiver Valley Rad, just fini.-hed, connecting Jack-on with Gruud Rapids, and pushing on to Muskegon ; the Fort Wayne extensión of the Jackson & Saginavf, now compluted south of Jonesville, and running trains between Jackson and Jouesville; the Lansing and Ionia, ruDoing frotn the capital to Portland, Koon o UP 'he Detroit & Milwaukee at lonia, Rud ultimately to be built to Fentwater or sorae other point on the lake ehore; and the line from HilLbdale to Ypsilanti, now under contract. Lake Shore Sf Michigan Southern. - This oompny bas recently, as we hnve described at length, obtained control of the lins from White Pigeon to Grand Rapids, whïüh gives it direct cominuuioation witb the growiug región alung ttie Laks Michigan liore, to which end it .e aiding tbe projected road from Alleman tfi Hollaod aad Grand Haven to Muskegon. It is also effecti g a con8olidation of the Flint & Pere Marquette and the prnjouted Wojuc, Holly & Monroo Roads, wliioh wilL give .t eqnally direct ccmnuuica ion wkh the Sagiuaw Yallev. Tho sketch of the peninsular betweeu Lansing aud BoiiiK Creok, aud tlat of the Air Line bctween Rouieo nd Ki1g way, baxe been completed. On the cust enoL the former line considerable truck lias been laid from ]?ort Hu ton, and now tough wroden ïails are be4r.g teui porarily spiked down to próvido accommodtttion for the lneul tnilfie alorg that porllon that penetrales, the lumber regions. of Lapoer County. The Air Liue has reoeived a larga uuinunt uf aid from towns thifugh w!ik-h it passes, aud Is hopcfitily wo.rkiivg to raake its;lf part of the uew grand trnnk line projected from Chicago to tin; sefiboard. The old Grand Rápida & Indiana Corporation has !eeu ieorgaüiz-d, and its iraok bas been extended a s ore of miles turtber into tho noith. The constrociion of the Kalamazoo & Soulh Haven Railroad is progressing wiih freat rupidity, and tbo stime of the _Iiobigan L&ke Shore - Easteru Shore of Lake Michigan. Upou the Detroit & Larsing Koad much work has been doue, aud it is awaitiog the result of tho vote in Detroit.


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