Elkton, MI

Elkton, Michigan depot; August 2002

The Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron Railroad was formed in 1881, to build a 3' gauge railroad from East Saginaw to Bad Axe. In April 1882, the line opened from Saginaw to Sebewaing.  It reached Bad Axe in July 1886.
In May of 1891, the railroad was converted to standard gauge. The Pere Marquette railroad took control of the ST&H in 1900, first by a lease, then bought it in 1903. The Pere Marquette was taken over by the C&O in 1947, which in turn became part of CSX.

The Huron & Eastern Railway was formed in 1985, to operate railroads in Michigan's thumb area. In 1986 they bought the tracks from Kinde to Croswell, and in 1988 bought the tracks from Saginaw, through Elkton, to Bad Axe. The Huron & Eastern Railway has since become part of the RailAmerica shortline empire.

Track Side, August 2002.

Waiting Room End, August 2002.

The Elkton depot was built in 1884, as the railroad was building toward Bad Axe. Sometime, probably in the late 1980's the depot was sold by the railroad and moved a few blocks to the north. It is now open as an antiques store.

Depot in its original location in the early 1970's.
(From RRHX / Jim Slater Collection)

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March 2003
Louis Van Winkle
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