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Keeping The Motor City Humming

General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are all iconic symbols of America’s manufacturing industry and of its auto-making king, Michigan. Without railroads, though, Detroit would not be the force it is. In fact, Michigan leads the nation in originated rail motor vehicle traffic and was third in originated rail tons of metallic ores (which in Michigan’s case is iron ore). Just a few ways freight rail keeps Michigan’s economy cruising along.