Michigan Central Railroad Depot

Michigan Central Railroad Depot

The “Iron Horse” arrived in Lake Orion in 1872 through the efforts of Charles K. Carpenter, a director of the Detroit and Bay City Railroad. The route originally planned was changed to include Orion. With travel to the north so accessible, Detroiters began to escape to the lakes of Orion for short vacations.

Drawing: Doug Baker
Applique: Inez Brugioni

One Response to Michigan Central Railroad Depot

  1. Robert Walker May 19, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    I am a Railroad enthusit since I was a young boy in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Now a resident of Orion Corners Condo community in Orion Township, Michigan. I worked for FoMo Co. in Shelby Township, Michigan, 34 years, in Shipping dept., Have experience in supervision of Railroad Boxcars being loaded with product outbound to various Assembly plants. I would enjoy seeing a Railroad Park being established with an Older model Engine and Caboose sitting on Tracks, displayed. Possibly nearby one of the original Railroad Beds, now which are Bike trails.

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