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David McLellan and Bill Warrick, "101 Miles: The Western Division of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway" manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S2267
Identifier: S2267

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of "101 Miles: The Western Division of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway," a typewritten manuscript written by David McLellan and Bill Warrick circa 1989. The manuscript includes handwritten corrections, illustrations, photographs, and captions for the images. The manuscript was published as a book titled, The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, published in September 1989 by Transportation Trails of Polo, Illinois.


  • circa 1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

David P. McLellan was born on July 23, 1934 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Huber D. and Agnes (Corbitt) McLellan. He moved with his family to La Porte, Indiana in 1946. Following graduation from La Porte High School in 1952, he began working with the New York Central Railroad as a ticket clerk and interlocker operator. In 1957, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the 97th and 24th signal battalions. After his service, he returned to working on the railroad before leaving in 1968 to become a switch equipment technician for Indiana Bell Telephone. He was an avid historian and was well-versed in local railroad history. In 1989, he coauthored and published The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway with Bill Warrick. He passed away at the age of 73 on January 12, 2007.


William Anthony "Bill" Warrick was born on March 22, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Ethelbert and Minnie Mae (Davis) Warrick. Bill graduated from Purdue University in 1944 and worked as a reporter, writer, and broadcaster for radio and television stations in Chicago, Minneapolis and South Bend. He produced several film and tape documentaries on railroad and transportation subjects. He died at the age of 96 on August 22, 2015.


"David P. McLellan." South Bend Tribune (IN), January 14, 2008.

McLellan, Dave and Bill Warrick. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. Polo, Ill.: Transportation Trails, 1989.

"William Warrick." South Bend Tribune (IN), Augus 25, 2015.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Noblesville Southeastern Public Library on 1991/05/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/01/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/01/27 by Laura Eliason.
David McLellan and Bill Warrick, "101 Miles: The Western Division of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway" manuscript
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