Synopses & Reviews
With a mainline that originated in the industrial port city of Toledo, Ohio, the Ann Arbor Railroad stretched northwest in a diagonal line across the length of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to reach Frankfort and adjacent Elberta, where its
tracks terminated on the shore of Lake Michigan. From its Elberta facility, the Ann Arbor blended trains and Great Lakes carferries to operate a unique transportation system that survived for nearly a century. This book documents the Ann Arbor Railroad's legacy through rare photographs and historical research, and carries the reader on a visual journey through this influential railroad's storied past.
About the Author
Author and photojournalist D.C. Jesse Burkhardt forged a bond with the Ann Arbor in the summer of 1969, when he first witnessed the carferry operations up close. Over the years, Frankfort, the Ann Arbor Railroad, and the Lake Michigan carferries became a focal point of his travels until the fleet docked for the last time in 1982. Burkhardt now lives in Washington state with his wife and daughter. He is the author of Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge, also published by Arcadia.