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Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad



The rail line operated in the late 19th century to early 20th century. It was constructed initially by the Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad Company before later being leased to and merging with the Michigan Central Railroad. It became defunct in 1916.

The former line is now a rail trail known as the Kal-Haven Trail which is used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and more.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad ledger

 Item — Box 1 of 1: [Barcode: 31141024406626]
Identifier: RH-A-4274
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of a ledger from the Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad. The ledger is dated June 1st, 1869. The ledger consists of preliminary compass notes for the 33.5 mile railroad from Kalamazoo to South Haven. In the front of the book is the title and notes that say “Book 1 Part 1” and “First Preliminary Line.” On the second page is a key of symbols for landmarks such as blacksmiths, grist mills, churches, and more. Following the first two pages, the fronts of...
Dates: June 1, 1869