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Newspaper article for Ann Arbor RR for 1892

Isabella County Enterprise Jan. 1, 1892
F. & P. M. Stole a March. - The P. & P. M. railroad has discharged every employee in Ohio, and abandoned the state. Consequently when the sheriff could find no one when he came to serve summons upon the road, upon suits resulting from last month’s disaster at Toledo when an P. & P. M. train ran into the rear of a Lake Shore passenger, killing 10 people. The P. & P. M. had reached Toledo upon the tracks of the Lake Shore from Monroe, and its ostensible reason for quitting is that the latter road wanted it to assume all risks and pay all damages; but the real reason is undoubtedly that no service may be got upon it in .the impending damage suits. The Flint & Pere Marquette’s rival, the Toledo & Ann Arbor, is negotiating for the use of the tracks and the former road will lose not less than 26,000 carloads of freight as well as a large passenger traffic by abandoning the field.

Isabella County Enterprise Jan. 1, 1892
Cadillac refused to pay her bonds given to aid the T. & A. railroad, and now she will have to pay not only the bonds,hut also the costs of a suit in the U. S. court, as a judgment was rendered against that city.

Benzie Banner Jan. 14, 1892
Geo. A. Garriven, general freight agent for the T. & A., arrived Wednesday evening and is making his arrangements for handling the through freight. Local freight and passenger traffic will be handled by the F. & 8. E.

Benzie Banner Jan. 21, 1892
Ashley's special car arrived Tuesday night with H. W. Ashley, Gen'l Manager, J . B. Conners. Supt., and W. H. Bennett, Gen'l P. A., of the T. and A. A. R. R.. also a numbers of the head employees. The object being the completion of provisions for the landing of the large amount of freight to be received at this port. Over 300 car lords are waiting shipment at Kewaunee. and the amount to be handled seems to be limited only by the capacity of the line to receive it.

Benzie Banner Jan. 21, 1892
An engine to do yard work has arrived.

Benzie Banner Jan. 28, 1892

For many years, the question of a line of steamers from Kewaunee across the lake has been a much talked of desideratum, and on Tuesday evening the event was chronicled by the hoarse whistle of the steamer Osceola as she steamed majestically into our harbor and up to her dock with the first consignment of 2,800 barrels of salt for Cargill Bros., of La-Crosse. After a careful examination of the merits of the east shore ports by the officers of the Delaware & Lackawanna system, we learn that Frankfort has finally been selected as the eastern terminus of the line.
The distance from Kewaunee Is about sixty miles and the Osceola will make the run in about five hours. She will make about three trips e week and if the occasion demands, another boat will be put upon the line. (Kewaunee Enterprise.)

Benzie Banner Jan. 28, 1892
The T. & A. A. railroad is now running many freights over the F. & S. E.

The Pinckney Dispatch January 28, 1892
There is talk of an ice house at Chilson. The Ashley's will put it in.

The Pinckney Dispatch January 28, 1892
J. M. Ashley, of the Toledo & Ann Arbor railroad, in Washington in the interest of the harbor at Frankfort.

Isabella County Enterprise Jan.29, 1892
A change of time took effect on the T. & A. Sunday, Jan. 24. The north bound morning train now leaves here at 4:30 a. m., and the south bound night train leaves at 12:25 a. m. The other trains remain the same.

Isabella County Enterprise Feb. 5, 1892
H. B. Treadwell has resigned the position of T. & A. agent in this city

Isabella County Enterprise Feb. 13, 1892
L. A. Saunders is the new T. & A. agent. He took possession of the station yesterday. Mr. Saunders is genial and obliging and we hope the company and the public will have improved service.

Isabella County Enterprise Feb. 19, 1892
The T. & A. are putting in a set of scales for the purpose of weighing cars just north of the passenger depot,

Isabella County Enterprise Feb. 19, 1892

Chas. Stine, roadmaster of the T. & A. was in the city Wednesday.

Isabella County Enterprise Feb. 19, 1892
The Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern railroad has ordered 300 new freight cars and needs them all for its increased freight traffic.

The Pinckney Dispatch February 25, 1892
The pumping house and water tank of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad company burned at Cadillac. Four cars standing on a side track near the pumping house were also burned. Loss, $2,000.

Isabella County Enterprise March 11, 1892
The T. & A. souvenir, a large and handsomely illustrated book descriptive of the line of road and each station on it, has been received. 25,000 of them are to be circulated.

The Pinckney Dispatch March 24, 1892
The Toledo & Ann Arbor railroad company is rebuilding its water tank, pump house, etc., that recently burned in Cadillac.

The Daily Argus News April 18, 1892
Is Responsible for its Track

Lansing, Mich., April 18 – The Supreme court has affirmed the judgment of the lower court against the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan Railway company awarding William Ragon, an employee, damages for injuries received on that road while switching cars on a defective side track. In its decision the court denied the contention of the railroad company that it owes no duty to its employees to make its side track perfect.

Benzie Banner April 21, 1892
We notice a car load of pine shingle bolts on the side track, they are for the Crystal City Lumber Co and came from near Copemish.

Benzie Banner April 21, 1892
The freight from Kewaunee bringing stopped, all the trucks & etc, of the T. & A. A. R. R. were removed from the warehouse; still, the freight from the East, bound West accumulates, showing that there is some grounds for hope that the boat line will be continued and it is a common rumor that another boat is expected in a few days.

Benzie Banner April 21, 1892
Rumors are rife the T. & A. purchased the F. & S. E.
(May 15, 1892 - Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan purchased the Frankfort & South Eastern)

The Pinckney Dispatch April 21, 1892
A Car ferry on Lake Michigan.

A marine experiment of great importance is about to be tried on Lake Michigan. A new ferry steamer, large enough to carry forty freight-cars and fast enough to make the run across the lake between Kewaunee and Frankfort in about five hours, will be built by the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Michigan railroad, and .will cost a quarter of a millions dollars. The distance is sixty miles. The ferrying of cars in this manner will result in great saving, as it costs from $6 to $12- a car to make the transfer of freight from the cars to the steamers; and, besides, the loss through breakage incident to such transfers will be prevented. It is thought that the experiment will be successful, as freight trains have been thus transferred for years between Cape Charles City and Newport News, a distance of forty miles, across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, where the water is sometimes very turbulent. With car ferries a success, Lake Michigan will cease to an obstacle to the development of the railway facilities of the ports on each side of the lake, and Chicago will no longer have a leading advantage on account of her geographical location. The railway lines crossing Michigan and Wisconsin will be able to carry freight more speedily as well as more cheaply than at present, and business will increase rapidly. [Demorest]

The Owosso Times May 13, 1892
The trains on the T., S. & M. Ry. have been discontinued this week on account of a washout on the T. & A. A. Ry. near Banister.

The Owosso Times May 13, 1892
Ann Arbor Register: The Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan R'y last week closed a contract for the purchase of the Frankfort & Southwestern railroad, extending from Copemish to Frankfort. The line is about 25 miles in length and completes the Ann Arbor line though to Frankfort. The consideration is said to be $250,000. This purchase will give the the Ann Arbor a through line from Toledo to Frankfort and the will take possession in about ten days and operate their cars in in connection with their boat line between Frankfort and Kewaunee, where connection will be made with the Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul railway for western and southwestern points.

Benzie Banner May 19, 1892
After so many years of "monkeying" the T. & A. A. railroad have purchased the F. & S. E. Ry.. and about the first thing they did was to cut the wages of the section men. who under the former management received $1.85 a day, down to $1.10. The boys have put in good, hard day's work every day, and it is a shame for a big railroad that is making immense profits to ask men to work for such small wages. We understand that a number of the men have left the track and we think they showed good common sense in so doing. We hope the railroad authorities will remember that their employees have to make a living as well as they, and raise their wages.

Isabella County Enterprise May 20, 1982

The new time table goes into effect on the T., A. A. & N. M. E’y on Sunday May 22d.

Isabella County Enterprise May 20, 1982

At last it looks like a little progress in the matter of a sidewalk to the T. & A. depot, park and cemetery. A survey was made Tuesday to determine the lines of the street, which are not straight, and the walk will probably be commenced soon. Mayor Wheaton and the council will win the everlasting favor of the pedestrians who have tramped through the mud until their patience is wholly exhausted, if they construct it at once.

Isabella County Enterprise May 20, 1982

Commencing May 23rd, the elegant steamer, “City of Marquette,” will make regular trips between Frankfort and Kewaunee, Wisconsin, in connection with the trains of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railway. Through express leaving Toledo at 5:45 .a. m. daily., except on Sunday, arrives at Frankfort 5:55 p. m. connecting with steamer “City of Marquette” leaving Frankfort at 7 p. m. and arriving at Kewaunee at 1:30 a. m. Holders of first class tickets are furnished with sleeping berths on steamer free of extra charge and are permitted to retain berth until morning. First train leaves Kewaunee at 8:55 a. m,, for Green Bay, Winona, La Crosse, St. Paul. Minneapolis, and all points in the West and Nor:h West. W. H. Be n n e t t , G. P. A.

Benzie Banner May 26, 1892
As we have received no official notice of change as time tables, we will give the time of trains at the Benzonia station. trains going towards Frankfort, Freight—5:16 P. M; Passenger— 12:01; Mail and Express—5:24 P. M. Trains going towards Copemish, Mail and Express—10:55 A. M; Passenger—4:23 P. M.; Freight- 7:80 A. M.

Benzie Banner May 26, 1892
Crystal City has been put down as a flag station on the new T. & A. time card, and the passenger trains will not stop there, unless flagged. Where now are the people who predicted that the Benzonians station would be discontinued and the telegraph and express offices moved to Crystal City? We guess that they didn't know what they were talking about.

Benzie Banner May 26, 1892
The engine and way car of one of the freight trains this week was decorated with the National colors, first trip. This week one of the freight trains was about forty minutes ahead of time and the crew went spearing in the creek and were rewarded with a fine lot of suckers.

Benzie Banner May 26, 1892
The new R. R. time table went into effect Sunday at noon, at which time the T, A. A. & N. M. Ry. have put a gravel train on and are now at work near the outlet. They have not a full crew as help is scarce.

The Pinckney Dispatch May 26, 1892
A new water tank is being erected on the M. A. L. Ry. At Hamburg. The old one is giving out.

Isabella County Enterprise May 27, 1982

The T. & A. had a slight change Monday. The trains south now leave at 6:40 a. m. and 3:40 and 11:10 p. m Those north leave at 5:10 a. m. and 12:20 and 9:35 p. m.

Isabella County Enterprise June 3, 1982

Friday night the T. & A. served notice on Mayor "Wheaton to construct a side walk to their depot and they would pay half the expense. The lumber is actually on the ground and before another year, we may be able to get to the railroad without miring in the mud. Sound the timbrel and bang the hurdy gurdy.

Benzie Banner June 9, 1892

Commencing Monday. May 28th the elegant steamer "City of Marquette" will make regular trips between Frankfort and Kewaunee, Wis., in connection with trains of the Toledo Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan Ry. Through
express leaving Toledo at 5.45 A. M., daily except Sunday, arrives at Frankfort 5.55 P. M. arriving at Kewaunee 1.30 A. M. Holders of first class tickets are furnished sleeping berths on steamer free of extra charge and will be permitted to retain berths until morning. First train leaves Kewaunee 8.55 A. M. for Green Bay, Winona. La Cross, St. Paul. Minneapolis and all points in the west and northwest.
W. H. Bennett, G. P. A.

The Owosso Times June 10, 1892
That permission be be granted to the Owosso & Corunna Street Railway Co. for the lowering of grade at the intersection of Washington street and Corunna road; also for the filling in as north on Washington street as the T. & A. A. track. [Owosso Council Meeting]

The Pinckney Dispatch June 16, 1892
The sink-hole near Whitmore Lake, on the T., A. A. & N. M. R'y., gave the company considerable trouble last week.

The Owosso Times June 17, 1892
Street Railway Items-

Isabella County Enterprise June 17, 1892

A T. & A. special went north yesterday carrying H. W. Ashley, J. M. Ashley, Jr., W. H. Bennett and the officials of the Delaware, Lackawana and Western railroad. A boom for the T. & A. is on.

Isabella County Enterprise June 17, 1892

No more can the people complain about trampling through the mud to the T. & A. depot for now we have a substantial five foot plank walk all the way. Perseverance conquers all things —even if in this case it did take nearly two years.

Isabella County Enterprise June 17, 1892

That Useful Hose. Ann Arbor , June 14.—This city has been in a state of excitement for two days occasioned by the laying of a spur track by the Toledo and Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan Railway company on a street here. Yesterday in. order to prevent further work the fire department was called out, a special meeting of the council was also called and Hon. B. J. Sawyer appeared as counsel for the railroad. He explained that the whole matter occurred through a misapprehension and he desired to do what was right in the premises. An order was passed notifying the company to take up its track. Men went to work doing what was ordered and the fire department has returned to its quarters.

Benzie Banner June 30, 1892
th of July At Frankfort, Mich.
Among the special features will be a balloon ascension and parachute drop, when at its height a man will jump off. Another feature is an elegant display of fireworks, the finest ever shown in northern Michigan. It will pay every man, woman and child to come to Frankfort to see these alone. The Life Saving Crew will give one of their fine exhibitions, showing the method of saving lives from a wreck. Among the many other features will be dancing, day and night, at the immense warehouse of the T. & A. A. R. R., it has a fine hardwood floor 65 x 180.

Isabella County Enterprise July 1, 1892

A T. & A. engine jumped the track near the old depot site Tuesday. After a whole day’s work it was restored to the track.

Isabella County Enterprise July 1, 1892

The T. & A. run two extra trains the 4th to accommodate all who go to Clare. By the T. & A. you can take your choice of 3 trains to Clare and 2 to return, the last one leaving at 10:45 p. m. which gives every one a chance to see the fire works and still get home early.

Isabella County Enterprise July 15, 1892

The railroads give reduced rates to Mt. Pleasant and return on the occasion of the great lot sale on the 26th. The P. & P. M. give reduced rates on the line from Evart and Midland into Mt. Pleasant, and the T. & A. from Ithaca to Cadillac.

The Owosso Times July 22, 1892
D. M. Fohey, train dispatcher on the T. & A. A. is spending his vacation in Ann Arbor and Toledo.

Ann Arbor Argus Aug. 5, 1892
The turntable of the T. & A. A. railroad, near Felch street, has under-gone some necessary repairs.

The Owosso Time Aug. 5, 1892
Flushing Observer: O. D. Langdon, of this township, has brought suit in the Shiawassee circuit court for for $10,000 damages against the T., A. A. & N. M. Ry. for injuries. Our reader will remember that on the night of Feb. 28th, 1890, the complainant, while in the employ of the T. & A. A. company, met with a serious accident at Durand and sustained a rupture and broken leg. L. L. Burton is Langdon's attorney.

Benzie Banner Aug. 11, 1892
Crystal City is no longer a flag station, orders having been issued that all trains will stop.

The Pinckney Dispatch August 18, 1892
The Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan Railroad company has contracted for tow car ferries 250 feet long, 52 feet beam and 19 feet deep, capable of carrying 24 cars each from Frankfort to Kewanee, a distance of 60 miles.

Benzie Banner Aug. 25, 1892
The Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad scheme for ferrying across, from Frankfort to Kewaunee, which has, been long talked about is soon to be put in operation . The first of these steamer the Ann Arbor, will be launched about Sept. 1st from the yard of the Craig Shipbuilding Company at Toledo in complete readied for business. The dimensions of the Ann Arbor and her Length over all 250 feet, beam 52 feet, depth of hold 16 feet. The hull is wood diagonally strapped, with two steel cords traversing through the entire length They are also sheathed with eel one-fourth of an inch thick as a protection against contact with ice during the winter months.  Each Steamer will carry twenty-four loaded cars, on four tracks placed abreast of each other. The cars will be secured against the rolling motion incident to heavy weather while on transit. Electric light plants, with electric search lights of 5,000 candle power, will be features. These search lights will prove valuable in entering harbors or slips at night. The cost of the boats is placed at $182,000 each. The projectors of the scheme figure that cars can be ferried across the lake at a cost of $2 each against a present cost of $7 when bulk is broken. Still better results are expected from coal traffic. Every handling of this commodity costs time and money, both in labor and breakage, all of which will be saved by the new route, as the cars will he taken to Frankfort, thence, across the lake and on to their destination without disturbing the coal. Thus it will be seen that a reduction from $7 to $2 per car will give the route an advantage over all others coming this way in the matter of freight rates that must make itself felt in a most forcible manner. In fact, it will compel the other rotes to make similar methods purely as a matter of self-protection and therefore car-ferrying may soon become very common during the winter months at this and other harbors along this shore. - Manistee Advance.

Benzie Banner Aug. 25, 1892
(South Frankfort) To say our town Is booming is putting it mildly, for It is full of men; a large part of whom are engaged on the ballast train, ballasting the new track extending from near the south side depot to the Life Saving Station covering a distance of about one and a half miles.

Benzie Banner Aug. 25, 1892

About eighty men and a number of teams were engaged last Sunday, laying track presumably to cut off injunctions. At this writing heavy pilings is being delivered near the old furnace where docks will be built and a ware-room erected to accommodate the immense freight – traffic that will come to the T . & A., few weeks through their transfer boats.

Ann Arbor Argus Aug. 26, 1892
Island Lake encampment was captured, as it were, by an invading army of our citizens, last Sunday. Trains of nine to eleven coaches each, on the Toledo road, conveyed them to the scene of war, and were filled to their utmost capacity. Strenuous efforts were made to entertain them by the “boys in blue,” and when the visitors left the supply of camp rations was found to be deplorably depleted. The Light Infantry were glad to see their friends and did all they could to make them comfortable.

The Owosso Times Aug. 26, 1892
Commencing Sunday, and until further notice, the T. & A. A. will run two regular trains south to Toledo, leaving Owosso at 7 a. m. and 5 p. m. They will sell tickets to all stations for these trains at single fare for the round good only on date of sale, or will sell thirty day round trip trip tickets at regular rates. Special low rates each Sunday to Whitmore and Zuke lakes.

Ann Arbor Argus Sept. 2, 1892
Two advance cars belonging to the Sells Brothers circus are side-tracked on the Toledo road, near Summit street. They contain all the necessary materials for billing the city for the great show on the 22nd, and a force of men to do the work. The cars, which are quite attractive, are now under going critical inspection by all the boys in that neighborhood.

Ann Arbor Argus Sept. 2, 1892
The Argo mills now enjoy facilities for making shipments of flour over the Toledo road.

Benzie Banner Sept. 8, 1892
(South Frankfort) The coming of the railroad changed appearance of our town somewhat by the removal of buildings for the right of way. The first building to succumb was the Crane Lumber Co's barn , then their old black smith shop and office then the Banks mill b a r n , Glarum & Classens old store, republican wigwam, and a group of buildings near the ferry dock known as the Frankfort Lumber Cos stores.
The R. R. is bringing dirt from the cut on the river to make the grade on their new piece of road. Flat can are used and they are unloaded with an 'A' shaped plow which sweeps the car at one draw. By the use of a cable and the engine a train is discharged in a few minutes which would require several hours if unloaded by hand. This may be classed as another labor saving invention but like the mechanical ditcher in Illinois , It can to vote .

Benzie Banner Sept. 15, 1892
The T. A. A. & N. M. Ry. are now running a Sunday Train from Clare to Frankfort and return. It is put on for the purpose of accommodating our patrons who desire to visit friends at various points on the line and cannot do so during the week. It also enables people living at small stations to attend church at the large ones or to spend the day at Lake George. Cadillac. Crystal Lake, or Frankfort to which points very low rates are made. To all other points tickets are sold at one fare for the round trip.

The Owosso Times Sept. 16, 1892
William Ragan vs Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan R'y Co. Plain recover a judgment for $14,333.33 for the loss of a foot.

Benzie Banner Sept. 22, 1892
(South Frankfort) Telegraph poles have been distributed along the T. & A.'s new track and will be erected shortly as well as a warehouse and depot. I am informed that the casting rooms of the old furnace will be used for a round house, the material for a turn table having already arrived.

The Owosso Times Sept. 23, 1892
The T. & A. A., pay roll in this city runs well up to $25,000 each month. The employees are all paid by check on M. L. Stewart & Co.'s bank.

The Owosso Times Sept 23, 1892
Ex-Gov. Jas. M. Ashley, president of the T. A. A. & N. M. Ry., has been nominated for congress by the republicans of Toledo, O., district. As the district has 1400 republican majority his election is assured.

The Weekly Argus News Sept. 24, 1892
A Car Ferry to Be Established Between Frankfort, Mich., and Kewannee, Wis.

A car ferry across Lake Michigan will be one of the curiosities of this season of navigation. Within a month the ferry will be established between Frankfort, the Michigan terminus of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad and Kewaunee, Wis., where through connections will be made with the Winona & St. Paul railroad. The cars will be loaded directly on the ferry and after crossing the lake will be run ashore, thus avoiding the heavy expense involved in unloading from cars to steamer and then from steamer into cars again.
The ferry will be a combination of the Chesapeake Bay boat and the car transfers used at Detroit and Port Huron. They will be built to withstand the most furious storms raging on Lake Michigan, particularly during the winter, as they are designed to run all the year around. They will have twin and an ice crusher at the bow.
Two boats for this novel ferry are now under construction by the Craig Shipbuilding company at Toledo, Ohio. They are 250 feet long, 52 feet wide and 16 feet deep. Each will carry twenty-four loaded freight cars on four tracks which run from end to end. It is said that it will cost but $2 to carry a car across Lake Michigan on the new ferry, as against $7 where bulk is twice broken. The two boats will cost $190,000 each, and will be fitted up with all the modern appliances. Particular attention will be paid to guarding the machinery against accident while in midlake.

The Owosso Times Sept. 30, 1982
A railroad accident occurred early Tuesday morning at the junction of the M. C. and T. A. A. railroads, that might have resulted seriously for the crews of both engines had they not jumped. The Ann Arbor engine drawing a heavy freight crashed into the Central engine knocking it about 50 feet down the T. & A. A. track. Thomas Kinney employed by the Ann Arbor road jumped and bruised his knee so he can scarcely walk. The damage will not exceed $5,000.

Benzie Banner Oct. 6, 1892
The T. & A. R. R. are pushing their work in order to get ready for the northwestern wheat crop, and also to head off cold weather. They have two dredges and two pile drivers at work near the Life Saving Station where their warehouse will be erected. One of the pile drivers does its work by what is called "settling”. This is done by means of a a pipe through which steam is forced, and the huge timbers settle in place.

The Pinckney Dispatch October 20, 1892
The T., A.A . & N. M. is building new stockyards at Cadillac.

The Owosso Times Oct. 21, 1892

Cadillac has new stockyard built by the Toledo and Ann Arbor line.

Benzie Banner Oct. 27, 1892
Note: an advertisement placed indicated the business was in the old Frankfort and South Eastern Railroad office building at Sixth and Main streets.

The Owosso Times Oct. 28, 1892

The Electric Light Co. is wiring the T. & A. A. shops and will soon light the plant. They also have a contract to light the county buildings at Corunna.

The Owosso Times Oct. 28, 1892

John Cardwell has been promoted to stenographer and typewriter for chief clerk in car service department of the T., A. A. & N. M. Ty. Dub Tick has also been been promoted to foreign record clerk.

Ann Arbor Argus Oct. 30, 1892
The death of Wm. Van Pelt, of Dundee, at the age of 75 years, brings to mind the fact that his father, who died a few year since at the age of 100 years, drove the first spike in the T., A. A. & N. M. R. R., in 1878. The old gentleman was given a life pass on the road for his services in securing its construction. – Ypsilanti Sentinel

The Owosso Times Nov. 4, 1892

Nov. 3-- Chas. Ellis left Tuesday morning for Kewaunee, Wisconsin to take a position as car-checker in the freight office of the T. & A. A. R. R. at that city.

The Owosso Times Nov. 4, 1892

The T. & A. A is laying a side track to Dudley's potato house.

The Owosso Times Nov. 4, 1892

But one motor has been in use use on the street car line this week.

The Owosso Times Nov. 4, 1892

Some important changes in the T. & A. A. time card went into effect Sunday Nov. 6th. The Sunday morning train going south at 7:00 has been discontinued; also the 1:45 train north and the one from the north at at 4:00 a. m.

Benzie Banner Nov. 17, 1892
Persons who come to Benzonia station now have to walk from the station to Crystal City, and as there is no good road to walk in, they generally lake the railroad track for a footpath.

The Owosso Times Nov. 18, 1892

Suit has been begun in the Unit States court to restrain the T., A. A. & N. M. road from occupying a strip of land lying between land owned by the company and their new docks, at Frankfort, until the land has been condemned and paid for.

Benzie Banner Dec. 1, 1892
The F & 8. E Road was, before sold to the T. A. A. and N. Mich., a good local road. We expected its purchaser would be the same but from the the shape things have lately been assuming we are doomed to a great disappointment. The stations are removed from Benzonia, Crystal City and Frankfort so in the same spirit they are reported to be unwilling to carry sawlogs down lo Frankfort without they have the chance to carry the sawed lumber back again over their road eastward. The same restrictions will without doubt be laid upon bark and cordwood, apples, and potatoes as far as they can apply that rule, to these articles. Now then these things being admitted how much good will the road do Benzie County? and how much should its people try lo accommodate the road? The people along the whole Hue of road have, no doubt, as good right to be dissatisfied with then as the people of Benzie County.
It is a matter of county record that the Frankfort and Southeastern, was sold to the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan company, for $900,000. or at the rate of about $85,000 per mile, and it may be that the purchasing company had such a high price to pay, they are disposed to punish Benzie county therefor. (OBSERVOR)

The Pinckney Dispatch December 1, 1892
The huge transport steamer, the “Ann Arbor,” which was built for the T., A. A. & N. M. Ry., to carry cars over Lake Michigan, passes through the Straits of Mackinac last week, en-route to Frankfort, Where it is to to be used.

The Owosso Times Dec. 2, 1892

J.C. Carland, who a few years ago was a conspicuous figure among the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad officials, is now running a large livery stable in Toledo, Ohio.

The Pinckney Dispatch December 8, 1892
New Route to the Northwest

On and after after Monday, November 28, 1892, the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway's new new car ferry, “Ann Arbor No. 1,” will make daily trips between Frankfort, Mich., and Kewaunee, Wis.
The Boat will carry freight cars across Lake Michigan, making the trip in 6 hours, so that all freight shipped by this route will be carried though without breaking bulk, as has been necessary heretofore with freight handled across the lake.
As this is the shortest route to the northwest, it should be well patronized by Michigan shippers.

The Owosso Times Dec. 9, 1892

The T. & A. road at Corunna, was the scene of a collision between two freights last Friday evening. Both engines were badly injured and two cars and one of the tenders were completely wrecked. No one was injured, the crews of both engines saved themselves by jumping, and the was cleared from the track the same evening. The cause of the collision was some mistake in the orders and an investigation will probably be held tonight or tomorrow. The loss was about $1,600.

The Owosso Times Dec. 9, 1892

The T. & A. has lately put on two large new locomotives of the consolidated type and yesterday added two more of the consolidated compound type. The engines have eight drivers and weigh about 118,000 pounds apiece. In carrying a train of thirty cars they will burn about one hundred pounds of coal per mile. The engines are to a nine hundred ton load over a sixty-five foot grade and are put on to run between Owosso and Frankfort, connecting with their transfer steamers at that place. The compound engines are guaranteed to make a a saving of twenty-five per cent in full over the others and cost $10,690 apiece. The others, cost $9,990 apiece.

The Owosso Times Dec. 9, 1892

John Davidson has secured a position as car checker in the T. & A. yards.

Benzie Banner Dec. 15, 1892
The new carferry which started to run between Frankfort and Kewaunee, a short time ago, ran aground on the Wis. shore a few days ago, but pulled off the the beach with but very little damage, and is again making regular trips.

Benzie Banner Dec. 15, 1892
A rumor was afloat around town a few days ago to the effect that the railroad company had been ordered to put their depot back to Benzonia where it belongs, by the state commissioner. If the report is true, why don't the railroad get a hustle on itself.

Benzie Banner Dec. 22, 1892

I have read an article in your Issue of December lit, entitled "A railroad nuisance." Several of the questions you raise are proper ones for discussion between the public, located on the line of the railway company, and its office. The location of Benzonia station was changed because if was not practicable to maintain station both at Crystal Lake and Benzonia. separated only by about three-quarters of a mile. Crystal Lake, instead of Benzonia. Was selected as the most available point. First because we understood after considerable inquiry, that it was accessible by better roads from Benzonia proper, and would accommodate the largest number of people; second, because it was so physically located, that our passenger trains of four and live coaches can stop at the station at all seasons of the year and start without delay—which was impossible on the heavy grade at the old Benzonia station.
The general public justly complain If stations are located at ouch short distances as Crystal Lake and Benzonia. Also if they are so placed that trains are likely to be delayed and connections rendered uncertain. This is a matter of not very much importance, but the further question which you consider, namely, the policy of hauling logs, is one of the first consequence both to the interest of Benzie county and this company. There are two policies offered to the officers of this company: First:—To haul logs for all parties owning mills on lake Michigan, at such rates as may seem to he reasonable and remunerative; or. Second:—To decline to haul forest products in this form You are rightly advised that this company has chosen the latter policy. We have given it careful study for only in its company's property, but have considered the result of the policy on other lines in Michigan. We have concluded that it is much better, not only for this company, but for the property owners on its line also, to put such rates on logs it will make it more, profitable for mills to locate at different points on the line, and manufacture the product inland, instead of at Manistee, Frankfort, or any other lake port.
This policy distributes the money necessary to carry on the manufacture of this timber at points adjacent to ill original location, and lends, not only to increase the wealth of the community, but also to bring in a population which will likely settle and cultivate it after the timber is removed. At other points on our road. the people who are interested in the growth of villages and in the rapid settlement of the country, have brought every influence to bear to induce us not to ship any logs from their different localities, because they regard the loss of this timber as detrimental put only to their immediate wealth, but to their future growth. If we adopted the policy of carrying logs from points in Benzie county to Manistee, Traverse City, or Frankfort at low rates, such mills as those now conducted by Case Brothers, at Benzonia, and Thompson Lumber Company, at Thompsonville. must necessarily suspend business. With the suspension of such industries as these, the growth of .your country would be retarded many year. I bad hoped that people in your vicinity would not fall into the easy and customary methods employed by the ordinary demagogue of considering railroad corporations as organizations of men, whose sole purpose is the robbery of the community through which their property passes and who arc the legitimate objects of plunder by any citizens differing with them on any business proposition. I assure you. we are more interested in the growth of Benzie county, and of every other county on the line of this road, than any citizen living in it. It is from this source we expect to make this property, some day, profitable, and we shall certainly do everything which business judgment and prudence leads us to believe will accomplish this result.
H. W. ASHLEY, Gen'l manager.

The Times Dec. 23, 1892

Last Friday afternoon on of the cables connecting the machine shop and the wood working shop in the T. & A. yard broke, and in consequence the wood working shop was without power until Tuesday.

The Owosso Times Dec. 23, 1892

The mammoth ferry boat named “Ann Arbor Nor No 2,” for use between Kewaunee, Wis., and Frankfort, Mich., has been launched at Toledo. The Ann Arbor No. 1 is now plying regularly between these points, carrying loaded cars.

The Owosso Times Dec. 23, 1892

Tuesday afternoon, as the south bound freight on the T. & A. came into the Owosso yard , a switch was not properly fastened slipped and threw two car off the track,leaving the train across Washington street. The crossing remained blocked over an hour when then M.C. Yard engine was sent down, and drew the back part of the train off from the street. One of the cars being heavily loaded sunk to the axles to the the ground and defied all attempts to place it on the track for a large part of the afternoon.