Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Train Depot

This is a picture of the Grand Trunk Depot in Durand Michigan, and what a Grand Depot it is! The picture was taken around 1900. This is a very busy place, and it looks like trains are arriving and departing from all different directions.


  1. Wow, what a neat photo. Looks like a busy place! I know a train aficiondo who used to visit Durand to watch trains. Here's Wikipedia info on the station today:
    Durand Union Station was originally a busy Grand Trunk Western Railroad and Ann Arbor Railroad station, as well as a local office for Grand Trunk Western, from its construction in 1903 until 1974. It is currently an Amtrak station, and also houses three small railroad history museums: the Michigan Railroad History Museum (which doubles as a gift shop), the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Museum, and the Ann Arbor Railroad History Museum. Also in the building is the model railroad club the Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers, and a ballroom for special events and parties.
    -Anne K.

  2. Boy O Boy, I bet pick pockets and apple sellers had a field day there on busy days !

  3. Looks more like an artists drawing rather than photo.