GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILWAY. This is a rare vintage piece of Railroad History made by The Adams & Westlake Company for the GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILWAY. This lantern is marked THE ADAMS & WESTLAKE COMPANY, THE "ADAMS" CHICAGO G. First Patented Date is SEPT 21, 1897, last date JAN.
The brass burner is marked ADLAKE PAT. And fuel pot are in good working condition.The DEEP RED Corning glass globe is embossed P. Cnx B, no cracks some very small flea chips around rims. Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad". Learn how and when to remove this template message.
The company was formed on January 18, 1854. After grappling with financial difficulties for many years, the company opened service between Bridge Street in. On December 25, 1867, a distance of about 20 miles (32 km). In July 1868 it had 2 engines in service: the.At that time the company also utilized a single passenger coach and single baggage car, six box cars, 24 flat cars and five hand cars. By 1869 the railroad was again in trouble with its creditors, and the courts appointed a receiver, Jesse L. Under Williams' direction the Continental Improvement Company was hired on May 1, 1869 to complete the line between Fort Wayne and. Fifty-one days later, on June 21, 1869, the Continental Improvement Company had laid the last rail connecting Cedar Springs to. Williams was discharged as receiver on June 20, 1871. Map showing the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad, and its connections. The track from the south into Grand Rapids was completed September 13, 1870. The line extended north to.
By October 1, 1870 and a train first traveled between Fort Wayne and Big Rapids on that date. In June 1871 the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company took control of the road and property of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne Railroad Company, extending the line south to. Traverse City Rail Road Company. A branch providing service between.
On the main line to. Was completed in December 1872, bringing a wave of immigration to that area. This branch offered service to Traverse City.
And many towns between by 1909. The line between Paris and.Was completed November 25, 1873. The road was opened to. And the Straits of Mackinac on July 3, 1882. The total length of the line at this time was 529 miles (851 km).
In 1886 the company added an "airline" branch from Grand Rapids to. Allowing travel between the two cities in about 1 hour. As of July 1888, the railroad had expanded its fleet to 66 locomotives and 3,100 cars.
In 1891 the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad featured the longest North-South line in the country. The railroad served to accelerate the settlement of. Which was largely a wilderness in the mid-19th century.On July 2, 1896, the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad reorganized as the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway. GR&I Advertising Poster with map and schedule. During the last quarter of the 19th century. Most of the profit came from hauling lumber from northern Michigan south. By the late 1880s the forests were depleted and the railroad began to depend more on tourist business.
Even before completing the line to Mackinac City, the railroad marketed itself as "The Fishing Line" and published tourist guides advertising the fishing opportunities and resorts along its line. In 1886 the Grand Rapids & Indiana joined with the. Which had built its own line into Mackinaw City in 1881 and the. Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company. To form the Mackinac Island Hotel Company.
This new company built the. By 1907 four passenger trains were running north to and from Mackinaw City daily.
Passenger train fares were not enough to support the railroad and ridership declined. In 1909 the railroad reported a profit of 24.4 cents for every passenger for each mile carried; by 1921 the railroad was losing 19.5 cents per passenger mile. The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad was bought by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1918.
Bought the railroad and it largely ceased operation in 1984, although the portion of track from Cadillac north to Petoskey is operated by. Also operated some of the GR&I system until the mid-1980s in northern Michigan. During the 1990s much of the old railroad right of way between the north side of Grand Rapids and. White Pine Trail State Park. The item "GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILWAY Lantern A&W COMPANY The ADAMS GR&I Ry 1897" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "railcarhobbies" and is located in Warsaw, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.