|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.
Fun in the Thumb, An introduction to
the Thumb area and its Depots
Index, Page 2
Index, Page 3
Links for Depots and MI
Index continues on Page 2