How many times have you driven over ripped-up railroad tracks and looked down that long stretch of dirt or grass.....wondering whatever happened to our railroads?

Most of the railways that have been removed have been turned into bike paths or walking trails...which are nice, but what caused so many Michigan railroads to be discontinued in the first place? The rails were such a HUGE part of Michigan's formation and industry.

The above video shows an extensive look at Michigan railroads, with plenty of vintage photos, old-time film clips and much more. It's another interesting look back at Michigan the above and take a look!