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The Toledo News-Bee March 2, 1920


The Ann Arbor Railroad has close to $1,000,000 invested in new equipment, some of which has been delivered. The company, according to General Manager Blomeyer has four new heavy Sanfe Fe type engines, costing $65,000 each, and two switch engines costing $40,000 each. In addition, the company has added 200 steel box cars to its equipment.

Mr. Blomeyer said that his road's regular quota of rail is 3000 tons annually and that this will be ordered and installed as usual.


The new Santa Fe type locomotives of the Ann Arbor are the most powerful engines operating over Michigan roads, Mr. Blomyer said.

The Toledo Terminal R. R. recently added to its power equipment with the purchase of several locomotives. The board of directors of the road was to meet on Tuesday afternoon to outline further plans for the system.

Walter L. Ross, the receiver of the Clover Leaf, or Toledo, St. Louis & Western, said on Tuesday that his road is well prepared to return to a competitive basis.


Ross will again act as the receiver and head of the lines. He said that the road had just been allowed 450 new steel hopper cars and that the Shore Line had been allowed 208. The Clover Leaf has received delivery of its cars, but the Shore Line has not.

The Owosso Argus-Press March 3, 1920


Amount Involve Not Less Than $796,000 Nor More Than $862,500

LANSING, .Mich., March 3 – Authority has been granted by the Michigan public utilities commission for the Ann Arbor Railroad to issue equipment trust notes in a sum not to be less than $796,000 and not over $862,5000. These are to be delivered to the director general of railroads in payment for equipment received from the federal government while this and other roads were under federal control.

The Owosso Argus-Press March 13, 1920


Maple River, Badly Swollen, Damages Tracks Near Bannister.

Asa result of a washout between Ashley and Bannister, Ann Arbor trains are forced to detour by the way of Saginaw. The washout occurred yesterday afternoon, when the Maple River, usually little more than a creek, became a raging torrent and carried away part of the track. The northbound train yesterday afternoon got across all right but soon after the track went out, and it became necessary to detour.

The Owosso Argus-Press March 16, 1920


Compromise Likely on Removal of Ann Arbor Tracks to Mines

The hearing on the petition of the Ann Arbor railroad for permission from the state public utilities commission to take up and abandon its spur track from this city to the New Haven coal mine, has been postponed until April 14.

The railroad has placed its interests in the matter in the hands of Attorney Edward C. Shields of Lansing while Attorney George Weadock of Saginaw is now appearing for the Owosso Sugar Co., which is opposing the abandonment of the spur. It is likely, that it is understood, whereby the track will remain.

City attorney Van R. Pond, represents the city in the matter.