Railroad: Cadillac & Northeastern

The Cadillac & Northeastern was a lumber railroad owned by the Cummer Lumber Company. [MRL] It was built in 1884 and operated 13 miles from Lake Cadillac downtown Cadillac in Wexford County to Lake City in Missaukee County. The line operated until deforestation in 1892 when it was abandoned.

BuiltCadillac & Northeastern railroadAbandoned

Built: 1884

Operated for 6 years.

Abandoend: 1900

Reference: [MRRC]


Owned by Cummer Lumber Company. Built to 3' gauge. Opened originally from Cadillac to Lake Missauke i 1884 and extended to Lake City in 1885. [MRRC]

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The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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