Railroad: Chicago & West Michigan railroad


Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore railroadChicago & West Michigan Railroad → Pere Marquette railroad

Consolidated: Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore in 1878 (New Buffalo to Pentwater and branches).

Operated for 15 years.

Became: Pere Marquette Railroad in 1897

Reference: [MRRC]


C&WM Inspection TrainNotes

In 1881, the annual report for this road includes the C&WM, the Grand Rapids, Newaygo & Lake Shore, and the Grand Haven Railroad company. The C&WM board is very similar to the Detroit, Lansing & Northern board. The report notes that the Indiana & Michigan Railway, identified as the "southern extension" is completed from New Buffalo through to LaPorte, IN. "Trains will be running to La Crosse not later than August 15, 1882". [C&WM-1881]

Photo Info: A Chicago & West Michigan inspection train stops to inspect something at the side of the grade. Location and date not known. [Stoner collection, UMB]


Time Line

1892. Charles M. Heald, is the general manager of both the Detroit Lansing & Northern and Chicago & West Michigan roads. [DFP-various sources]. As the DL&N was involved with the F& PM in the Fort Street Union depot, relationships were being developed for the later combination of the three roads into the Pere Marquette system.

Railroad: Chicago & West Michigan railroad


Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore railroadChicago & West Michigan Railroad → Pere Marquette railroad

Consolidated: Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore in 1878 (New Buffalo to Pentwater and branches).

Operated for 15 years.

Became: Pere Marquette Railroad in 1897

Reference: [MRRC]


C&WM Inspection TrainNotes

In 1881, the annual report for this road includes the C&WM, the Grand Rapids, Newaygo & Lake Shore, and the Grand Haven Railroad company. The C&WM board is very similar to the Detroit, Lansing & Northern board. The report notes that the Indiana & Michigan Railway, identified as the "southern extension" is completed from New Buffalo through to LaPorte, IN. "Trains will be running to La Crosse not later than August 15, 1882". [C&WM-1881]

Photo Info: A Chicago & West Michigan inspection train stops to inspect something at the side of the grade. Location and date not known. [Stoner collection, UMB]


Time Line

1892. Charles M. Heald, is the general manager of both the Detroit Lansing & Northern and Chicago & West Michigan roads. [DFP-various sources]. As the DL&N was involved with the F& PM in the Fort Street Union depot, relationships were being developed for the later combination of the three roads into the Pere Marquette system.

Bibliography

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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