Whatever happened to the Ann Arbor Railroad?
Hi, My name is Byron "Bud" McClellan and I want to dedicate this web site to the President of Michigan Railway Company and the 400 honest railroad workers that did their job and was never paid who lost their job in a contract dispute with the State of Michigan, namely the Michigan Department of Transportation or the Michigan Transportation Commission.
The sad part was, Michigan Interstate Railroad Company was literally drove into bankruptcy with the misuse of public money state and federal. I never did collect my wages from last worked in 1982. The Ann Arbor Railroad System was purchased by the State of Michigan for the Economic Development of North West Michigan in 1976 and later turned into high speed bicycle trails because the rails were so bad from Claire, Michigan to Frankfort, Michigan, trains could only travel 10 mph. There was nothing wrong with Michigan Interstate Railroad Company, it was the irresponsible people in the Michigan Department of Transportation.
I was very happy to serve as a license officer on one of the cross lake ferries that ran into the State of Wisconsin. I started working on the Ann Arbor Railroad when I was 17 years old, and I never have seen a caper like this in all my years of life. I'm a creditor and a stock holder of the late Michigan Railway Company.
This site, which is currently under construction, will have posted the many documents that I have collected during my 30-year battle to recover unpaid wages owed to myself and 400 other railroad workers. In the mean time, you can check out the following article from the Traverse City Record Eagle that explains my story by clicking here. If you would like to learn more, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 616-805-0987.
Please check back often as this site will continually be updated with documents and information regarding this issue.