Litchfield to Lansing

The Lansing Branch

Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

This line had no hope to survive the NYC name take over of the LSMS and MC. Since MC already had a line to Lansing from Jackson it was of no use. The line was pulled from Litchfield, Mi north during the great depression. It's still in from Jonesville to Litchfield but probably not for long. The INE RR ran coal trains to a power plant but 2 years ago the plant changed coal contract to truck only so the line sits unused today.

Richard Roberts


Wait, isn't a portion of this track still in north Lansing? This branch use to go where the River Trail is. In fact, they've been talking about starting up this tiny spur for a few years now to serve the recycling center. They'd send scrap the short way up to Ensel Yard.

Lansing, MI


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