1960 : End of an Era; Last Regularly Scheduled Steam Locomotive Departs from Durand

March 27, 2018 all-day

On March 27, 1960, the last regularly scheduled passenger train powered by a steam locomotive pulled away from the Grand Trunk Western Union Depot in Durand. The depot was once the largest in rural Michigan and one of the biggest in a small town anywhere in the country. It featured a large waiting room, a dining room and a lunch counter.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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