MICHIGAN PASSENGER STATIONS
For nearly 100 years the passenger train was the only good way to travel. One could take a passenger train almost anywhere. Michigan surely had hundreds, if not thousands of passenger stations. They ranged from simple shelters to elaborate statements of wealth, status, and power. Each station is a unique bit of history about the railroads that built them, the towns they served, and the architectural style of the times.

This site is a look at some of the passenger stations still standing in Michigan. The thumbnails below, while in no particular order, are links to pages covering that depot with photos, descriptions, and when known, histories of the building. For the complete list of over 100 depot pages see the Alphabetical Index.

Alphabetical Index
Fun in the Thumb, An introduction to the Thumb area and its Depots
Index, Page 2
Index, Page 3
Links for Depots and MI railroads


Fowler

Saranac

South Lyon

Suttons Bay

St. Joseph

Cedar

Milan

Chelsea

Cement City

Lake Odessa

Muskegon

Battle Creek

Three Oaks

Niles

Nashville

Deerfield

Sparta

Big Rapids

New Buffalo

South Haven

Grant

Grand Rapids,
Amtrak Station

Watervliet

Galien

Index continues on Page 2

I would like to include as many Michigan depots as possible on this site. Do you have a favorite depot that really should be included in this site? If you have digital pictures or historical information you would like to contribute to this effort, please let me know.

May 1998, Updated April 2003
Louis Van Winkle
E-mail questions or comments to louisvw@mc.net

 
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