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The Detroit & Mackinaw Ry. depot at Emery Jct.  Emery Jct. was the junction between the original main line to Alger, and the 'new' main line south to Bay City.  Emery Jct. was also the junction for the Rose City branch, which went north.  In the photo, the line to the left is the new main line to Bay City.  Emery Jct. is gone today, and is located closest to National City.  [Alan Loftis Collection]

Above, Emery Jct. looking west.  The track in the foreground is the remnant of Prescott Branch.  The track merging at the right is the LSRC main line to Bay City.  Below, a closer look at the base of the old water tower.  This base is similar to the base which still exists at Harrisville and was probably built around the same time.  In addition to watering locomotives on the main line, the tower would have also serviced locomotives on the Prescott and Rose City Branches.  2007  [Dale Berry]

Below, this is Emery Jct. looking east from the junction switch.  The line diverging to the left is the main line to Bay City.  The line to the right is the former Prescott Branch, which is now used to store an old box car and maintenance-of-way equipment.  There are footings beyond the road crossing which are probably from the old depot or house which is shown in the top photograph.  The Prescott Branch was originally the D&M's main connection with the Michigan Central which the line met at Alger (north of Standish).  That line included a high timber bridge over the Rifle River.  When the new main line tangent to Bay City was placed into service, the line to Alger was cut back.  2007  [Dale Berry]