Railroad: Manistee, Filer City & East Lake Railway Company, The (E)


Built → Manistee Filer City & East Lake Ry → Northern Michigan Traction


Built: 1892

Conveyed: 1905 - to Northern Michigan Traction

Reference: [MRRC]


Fourteen miles were laid connecting Eastlake with Filer City via Manistee, with a branch from Peanut Junction to Orchard Beach on Lake Michigan. The lines has seventeen  passing sidings.

The company supplied its own power and the carhouse was well-equipped wit blacksmith, carpenter, machine and paint shops and a transfer table for shifting cars between shop and barn sections.

The railroad reached the F&PM and Michigan East & West depots. The power and carhouse were located on Vine south of Eighth street on the south side of town.