Railroad: Cold Springs Railroad

The Cold Springs Railroad was owned by the Antrim Iron Company. Based in Antrim (formally Furnaceville) it operated east of the GR&I main line in southwest Antrim, western Otsego and northeast Kalkaska counties.

Built → Cold Springs RailroadAbandoned

Built: 1907. Standard gauge.

Operated for 17 years.

Ended: 1924.

Antrim Iron Co. locomotiveNote

This railroad was also known as the Antrim Iron Co. railroad.

Photo Info/Credit: Antrim Iron Co. No. 5 at Mancelona. this was a 2-8-8 built at Schenectady Works. It was a former Colorado Midland locomotive. [Stoner Collection, UMB]

Time Line



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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