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Date: 04/21/17 07:58
City with the Most Surviving Depots
Author: whazen36

Hi All,

I'm fairly new to train orders but I read something intriguing the other day I thought I'd ask about. It stated that in the 1970's, my current home of Kalamazoo, MI had the most surviving depots of any city in the United States. After the careless attitude toward's preservation in the 1970's and 80's and the 1980 Kalamazoo Tornado, I'm unsure if Kalamazoo still holds that title and I'm hoping someone can provide some insight. I'll list surviving depots and towers below.

GR&I Passenger 402 E. Michigan Ave
GR&I Freight ~408 S Pitcher
GTW Freight 427 E Michigan Ave
MCRR Passenger Kalamazoo Transportation Center, 459 North Burdick
MUR Depot #1 225 N Rose St
MUR Depot #2 169 Portage St
CK&S Depot??? 542 E. Michigan Ave- unknown if actually CK&S Depot

BO Tower- Porter and Willard St.
Church Street Tower- Moved to Gilmore Car Museum

Will H.

Date: 04/21/17 10:57
Re: City with the Most Surviving Depots
Author: march_hare

Honorable mention nominee

Butte, MT 


Date: 04/21/17 11:51
Re: City with the Most Surviving Depots
Author: MartyBernard

You must be talking about small cities. Think of say Chicago with all those commuter train depots like along the Beverly Branch and elsewhere.


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