Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad

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Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad
Locale Michigan
Dates of operation 1871–1916
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Kalamazoo
A K&SH stock certificate from 1893

The Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad is a defunct railroad which operated in southern Michigan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The company incorporated on April 2, 1869 with the intention of constructing a 40-mile (64 km) line from Kalamazoo to South Haven, on the shores of Lake Michigan. It was leased in 1870 to the Michigan Central Railroad and merged with the same in 1916. The former rail bed has been transformed into the Kal-Haven Trail.

The railroad went through the following towns, starting from the east:

References[edit]

  • Meints, Graydon M. (1992). Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press. ISBN 0-87013-318-7. 
  1. ^ Van Winkle, Louis (September 2003). "Kalamazoo, Michigan Central Depot". Michigan Passenger Stations. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Alamo Township Museum in Kalamazoo County, Michigan". Williams, Michigan: Kalamazoo County Ghost Town. 2005-09-28. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Williams, Michigan: Kalamazoo County Ghost Town". 2002-06-04. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Railroad towns near Williams, Michigan". Williams, Michigan: Kalamazoo County Ghost Town. 2005-09-20. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  5. ^ Van Winkle, Louis (January 2004). "Bloomingdale, MI Depot". Michigan Passenger Stations. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  6. ^ Van Winkle, Louis (August 2005). "Lacota, Michigan Depot". Michigan Passenger Stations. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  7. ^ Van Winkle, Louis (January 2004). "South Haven Depot". Michigan Passenger Stations. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 

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