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Shay question for DaveO
Posted by Bill
on 8/12/2015, 8:26 am
Question asked on the LM board about this Shay, so I'm trying to identify which one it was. I keep hitting dead ends. It apparently worked the MC branch line from Trowbridge to Corwells Mills, south of Wolverine, MI. This is shown as the Pigeon River Branch on page #329 of Mr. Meints book. The line was originally built by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw, and merged into the Michigan Central. Horatio Babcock formed the Cornwell Lumber Company, after arriving in Trowbridge. There is also mention of a Mitchell & Belcher Lumber Company on this branch. Cannot find a matching Shay under the Michigan Central, Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw, Mitchell & Belcher, Horatio Babcock or Cornwell Lumber Company. The title of the photo is, "M.C. Wolverine Bung Town 7". Thoughts??