Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cancel for June 27: Manistee and North-Eastern Railroad

Obscured cancel for the Manistee and North-Eastern RR.

The Manistee and North-Eastern Railroad was a short line in the U.S. state of Michigan. Organized in 1887, The railroad served the northwestern quarter of Michigan's Lower Peninsula in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The railroad's main line stretched from Manistee to Traverse City.  The railroad was originally built to help exploit the old-growth timber resources in its region. Logs were carried to mills in Manistee.

The Manistee and North-Eastern was consolidated into the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1955.

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