I found this quote from you on another website:
"The entire yard area in Mackinaw City was sold to the D&M prior to start up of Michigan Northern on April Fool's Day, 1976, (as did another small carrier... Conrail). The state DOT had either first right of refusal, or a veto on Penn Central line sales, during the transition from PC to Conrail and lines not conveyed to Conrail. Some functionary within MDOT relinguished the state's interest in leasing the Mackinaw yards. A threat by Dan Stevens, a state representive from Atlanta, MI, to investigate how that decision was reached if MDOT didn't contract with MIGN rather than their first choice, Conrail, had much to do with MIGN becoming the operator of the GR&I side."
Are you saying that if Dan Stevens had not been problematic, Conrail may have taken over the line to Mackinaw?
Also, I found a newspaper article quoting you in 1978 saying that MIGN had added 200 customers to the already existing 100. Was this accurate? If so, can you share with us what some of these new customers were?
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