1988 : Last Train Pulls Out of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station

January 5, 2018 all-day

Michigan Central Station

It was 27 years ago today that the final train pulled out of Michigan Central Station in Detroit. In the years that followed, the once-proud symbol of Detroit’s grandeur became one of its most notorious symbols of decay.

At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 1988, Train No. 353 bound for Chicago became the last train to roll out of the venerable depot. It was just over 74 years after the first train steamed in.

For the full article, see Dan Austin, “Last train left Detroit depot 27 years ago today”, Detroit Free Press, January 5, 2015.

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