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Railroad: Chicago & West Michigan railroad


C&MLSChicago & West Michigan RR → PMRR

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

Became: Pere Marquette Railroad in 1897

Reference: [MRRC]


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 Auguat 15, 1882". [C&WM-1881]