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Links to Other Related Sites
The sites listed below were selected for their possible interest to Pere Marquette enthusiasts.
NOTE: The sites listed below are neither owned nor maintained by the Pere Marquette Historical Society, Inc. For that reason, we are unable to accept responsibility for their content, or the consequences of downloading or using any materials you may encounter on these sites. We have not examined these sites for the presence of malicious software or improperly-used copyrighted material, and remind you that visiting any web site is done at your own risk.
The Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Association
The Ann Arbor Railroad, like the PM, was a uniquely "Michigan" railroad and had much in common with the PM.
The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
One of the U.S.'s largest organizations founded around interest in a single railroad and its predecessors, the COHS has been in existence since 1968. The COHS caters to rail enthusiasts interested in the C&O, Chessie System, CSX, Hocking Valley, PM, and Toledo Terminal railroads and their predecessors.
Chessie System Historical Society
A railroad historical society dedicated to preserving the memory of the Chessie System railroads from 1972 to 1987.
Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Two of the PM's important connections in Chicago were the Chicago & North Western and the Chicago Great Western. The CNWHS covers both of these roads.
SS City of Milwaukee National Historic Landmark
One of the last steam-powered carferries in regular service on the Great Lakes, the City of Milwaukee is now preserved on Manistee Lake in Manistee after a career serving the Grand Trunk Western and the Ann Arbor.
CSX Transportation, Inc.
The official Web site of CSX Transportation, the successor to the Chessie System, the Chesapeake & Ohio, and of course, the Pere Marquette.
CSXT Historical Society
A historical society focused on preserving the history of PM/C&O/Chessie System successor CSXT.
Genesee & Wyoming
Genesee & Wyoming operates several short lines over former PM trackage in Michigan, including Marquette Rail, the Huron & Eastern, the Mid-Michigan and the Michigan Shore.
The Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society
The GMRHS is a model railroad club constructing a large HO scale layout based on the Pere Marquette routes in Western Michigan, featuring mainline and branchline operation using command control. The GMRHS is located in Comstock Park, Michigan and is the host club for Grand Rails 2012, the 2012 National Model Railroad Association national convention.
Grand Trunk Western Historical Society
The Grand Trunk Western served many of the same cities as the PM, including Bay City, Detroit, Flint, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon and Saginaw. They shared depot facilities in Muskegon, Pigeon and South Lyon, as well as use of the GTW's swing bridge over the Grand River at Grand Haven. The GTW also operated a small fleet of railroad car ferries from Muskegon to Milwaukee, WI, as well as river ferries at Port Huron and Detroit.
Great Lakes Central Railroad
The Great Lakes Central is the successor of the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway, operating two segments of ex-PM trackage, one running from Grawn through Traverse City, then east to Williamsburg, and the other a stretch mostly within the city limits of Clare. The balance of the GLC is made up of trackage formerly owned by the Ann Arbor RR, GR&I/Pennsy, the New York Central and the Grand Trunk Western.
The Huckleberry Railroad
The Huckleberry Railroad, adjacent to Crossroads Village northwest of Flint, operates steam-powered trains over 4.5 miles of narrow gauge track laid on a former PM right-of-way.
The Kaleva Depot Museum
The Kaleva Historical Society has renovated the depot that sits at the former crossing of the PM and the M&NE in Kaleva and turned it into a museum that does a fine job of telling the story of the railroads that served Kaleva.
Lake Michigan Car Ferry
The Lake Michigan Car Ferry Company operates former C&O car ferry S.S. Badger between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI during the summer months, carrying passengers and their automobiles. Also in the LMC fleet, but not currently operable is the Badger's sister ship, the S.S. Spartan. LMC's freight-carrying subsidiary owns the barge PM 41, which was formerly the S.S. City of Midland, the last car ferry purchased by the PM. In recent years, the ex-Ann Arbor Railroad car ferry Arthur K. Atkinson has been anchored with the former C&O boats in Pere Marquette Lake.
The Michigan Railroads Web Site
Railroad news, history and reference material with a Michigan focus. Home to the Internet Railroad History Museum of Michigan, a wide-reaching project which is evolving online.
Muskegon Railroad Historical Society
Focused on the rich railroad history of Muskegon and the surrounding area, this group maintains a meeting space and several model railroads just down the street from the former Muskegon Union Depot.
"PereMarquette" E-Mail List
This mailing list, maintained on groups.io was founded in 2003 on Yahoo!Groups for discussion of the Pere Marquette. Once you have signed up for the mailing list, you may choose to receive messages via e-mail one-at-a-time as they are posted to the list, as a single daily digest, or by viewing them on the groups.io web site. This mailing list is not formally affiliated with the PMHS.
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
A tourist line based in Port Stanley, Ontario, operating over the scenic right-of-way formerly used by the London & Port Stanley electric railway. The L&PS was briefly under the control of the PM prior to World War I. An ex-L&PS/ex-PM caboose is on their property and is under restoration.
The Saginaw Railway Museum
The Web site of the Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society, which owns the former Hemlock depot, and PM caboose #A977.
The Saint Louis Area Historical Society
The Saint Louis Area Historical Society now owns the ex-PM St. Louis Depot and uses it to house its museum.
The Society for the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee
The S.S. City of Milwaukee served the GTW and Ann Arbor Railroads throughout its service career. It is similar in design to several ferries operated by the PM and other railroads. After its retirement from the service of the Ann Arbor, it was acquired by the Society for the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee, which preserves it on Betsie Lake between Elberta and Frankfort, MI.
The Steam Railroading Institute
Originally formed as the Michigan State University Railroad Club which evolved into the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, this group moved from the MSU campus in 1982, eventually ending up in the former Ann Arbor Railroad shops in Owosso, MI. After a number of years there, it re-formed into the Steam Railroading Institute and relocated to adjacent property. The centerpiece of their historical work is PM Berkshire #1225, currently restored to operating condition. Of further interest to the PM enthusiast is the Trust's tool car, former PM troop sleeper-turned-baggage car #361.
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