Railroad: Manistee and Northeastern railroad


Built → Manistee & Northeastern RR → Leelanau Transit → Pere Marquette → C&O


Built: 1892 - Manistee to Traverse City

Leased: 1919 - to Leelanau Transit - Forclosed 1926

Operations Ended: 1931 - leased by Pere Marquette, 1955 merged into the Chesapeake & Ohio.

Reference: [MRRC]


M&NE locomotive near Manistee

The Manistee and Northestern was built primarily as a logging railroad, to deliver supplies to logging camps and towns in the northwest lower peninsula and then to bring forest products back out of the area to customers throughout the region.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, this is a view of M&NE No. 1 lookingg north, just north of the Manistee Yard. It was taken about 1907. [Charles Showalter ccollection]