Cadillac & Lake City Railway

Incorporated Mar. 5, 1963.   Lake City to Sandstown, Mi., 4.5 miles. (Missaukee Jct to Lake City and Falmouth)

Service was discontinued Feb. 2, 1976, and line was abandoned Aug. 16,1984

 

 

   built as Saginaw Timber Co., then Polson Logging Co., then Rayonier 2, then Grand Traverse Northern 2 (3/62) GTN leased this unit to C&LC        

 

Interchanging freight at Missaukee Junction with PRR  

Interchanging freight at Missaukee Junction with PRR

 

Engineer "oils around" the machinery of Number 2  

Engineer "oils around" the machinery of Number 2

 

Number 2 and Private Car 84 on a mid-October color tour  

Number 2 and Private Car 84 on a mid-October color tour

 

  

Engineer Johnson checks no. 2 on a below zero morning

 

  

A winter freight run at Sayer Siding

 

  

Freight Transfer from PRR at Missaukee Junction

 

Fireman's view as train nears North Cadillac  

Fireman's view as train nears North Cadillac

 

   

Approaching highway 131 crossing at North Cadillac

 

  

Number 2   Lake City, MI

 

   

C&LC 11   currently located at The Prairie Village, Herman & Milwaukee Railroad

 

  

C&LC 127

 

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY  Full size steam trains of the C&LC carry passengers through Michigan's forests and along beautiful lakes on scheduled runs between Cadillac and Lake City, Michigan

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY  Full size steam trains of the C&LC carry passengers through Michigan's forests and along beautiful lakes on

scheduled runs between Cadillac and Lake City, Michigan   John Penrod postcard

 

 

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY TRAIN train No. 71 and crew at North Cadillac, Michigan Station, 3 miles north of Cadillac on U.S. 131.

Left to right: Engineer Carlton Johnson, fireman Edward Seeley, and conductor Earl Abbett   Leon Foster postcard

 

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RY's locomotive #2, an oil burning 2-8-2 built in 1912, shown just east of North Cadillac, Michigan on a special run

with the private car "Emerald Lakes" A rare taste of the elegant living of the past   Leon Foster postcard

 

THE GOOD OLD DAYS - The old-time steam locomotive and railroad cars of another era recall the thrill of railroading. The Cadillac & Lake City Railway Company offers trips through Michigan's forests and along beautiful lakes on runs between Cadillac and Lake City, Michigan

THE GOOD OLD DAYS - The old-time steam locomotive and railroad cars of another era recall the thrill of railroading. The Cadillac & Lake City

Railway Company offers trips through Michigan's forests and along beautiful lakes on runs between Cadillac and Lake City, Michigan   John Penrod postcard

 

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE Cadillac & Lake City Ry. passenger train about to leave Lake City for North Cadillac, Michigan. Locomotive #2 is an oil burning, 2-8-2  type built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1912. Both coaches are of all steel construction, built in 1924 by the Osgood Bradley Car Co. for commuter service on the Boston & Albany RR.

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE Cadillac & Lake City Railway. passenger train about to leave Lake City for North Cadillac, Michigan. Locomotive #2 is an oil burning, 2-8-2 type built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1912. Both coaches are of all steel construction, built in 1924 by the Osgood Bradley Car Co. for commuter service on the Boston & Albany RR.   Leon Foster postcard

 

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY    This full size old time Steam Train carries passengers on schedule between Lake City & Cadillac, Michigan

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY This full size old time Steam Train carries passengers on schedule between Lake City & Cadillac, Michigan   LL Cook Co postcard

 

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RAILWAY's locomotive #2, an oil burning 2-8-2 built in 1912 shown at Sayer Siding in North Cadillac with a mixed freight and passenger train from Lake City, Michigan. The C&LC Ry. maintains year around freight service between Cadillac, Lake City and Falmouth with trains each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. During the summer there is a daily Passenger Service except Sunday

CADILLAC & LAKE CITY RY's locomotive #2, an oil burning 2-8-2 built in 1912 shown at Sayer Siding in North Cadillac with a mixed freight and passenger train from Lake City, Michigan. The C&LC Ry. maintains year around freight service between Cadillac, Lake City and Falmouth with trains each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. During the summer there is a daily Passenger Service except Sunday    Leon Foster postcard

 

Saginaw Timber #2, North Freedom, WI    Saginaw Timber #2, North Freedom, WI   Saginaw Timber #2, North Freedom, WI      Saginaw Timber #2, North Freedom, WI  

former C&LC #2   North Freedom, WI

 

Whitewater Valley Lima-Hamilton #25   Whitewater Valley Lima-Hamilton #25  

Cadillac & Lake City  #25   at  Whitewater Valley Railroad

 

     

ex C&LC, exx PH&D 52?    Wheels of History, Brimley, MI   photo link

 

  

former Chicago and Western Indiana RR Stillwell coach used on CLC   5/28/01   Rockford, MI   Reading Books in Rockford

 

  

 8/16/06   Rockford, MI   İAaron Tanzabel

 

Ride the Steam Train!

 

Cadillac & Lake City Route Map

 

PRR Missaukee Branch

USGS TopographicMaps      Cadillac North     Jennings      Lake City    Dinca       Falmouth  

A short movie of 127 & 25 taken in 1969 or 1970 provided by Brian Norman

Cadillac & Lake City History from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canadian Pacific 1278   Leased to the Cadillac & Lake City Railway 1970-1971

Cadillac & Lake City Ry information and photos by Don's Depot

Baldwin 2-8-2 #2 at Mid Continent Railway Museum

Armco B-71 at Minnesota Transportation Museum  also see B-73


Roster

Road Number

HP

Builder

Builder's Model

Tractive Effort

Weight

Date

Notes

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo link

2

 

Baldwin

2-8-2

21,000

141,000

1912

built as Saginaw Timber Co., then Polson Logging Co., then Rayonier 2, then Grand Traverse Northern 2 (3/62) GTN leased this unit to C&LC

11

 

Alco-Cooke

0-4-0T

10,000

64,000

1924

originally Kelly Island Lime & Transport 11, then Mr. Carlton Johnson's 11. Johnson leased it to C&LC   photo link1   photo link2   photo link3

to Prairie Village in South Dakota

18

 

Baldwin

2-6-2

?

110,000

1920

built as Florida & Alabama 18, then Mr. F. Steck's 18. Steck leased it to C&LC

25

750

Lima Hamilton

Yd. Sw

27,000

216,000

1951

built as Cincinnati Union Terminal 25, then C&LC 25   photo link

B-71

400

BW

 

34,000

156,000

1930

built as Armco Steel B-71, then Michigan Railway Historical Society 71. The Society leased it to C&LC

photo link

127

 

CLW

4-6-2

 

 

1948

built as CP 1278. Built by Canadian Loco. Works, Kingston, Ontario, in 1948. Was leased to Cadillac & Lake City in 1970 for one year by Steamtown USA in Vermont. Returned to steamtown in September of 1971, and Re# back to 1278 in 1974. Suffered boiler explosion on Gettysburg RR in PA 1995, currently awaiting restoration at Ohio Central RR Morgan Run, OH

 http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com/loco1278.html

1971 photo links

 

 

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12/31/13