Railroad: Union Belt of Detroit


Detroit Union RR Depot and Station Co. → Union Belt of Detroit → Norfolk Southern

Built: 1882 opened from Delray to 18th Street, Detroit

Became: Became part of the Union Belt of Detroit in 1889.

Reference: [MRRC]


This depot servvef the Pennsylania, Pere Marquette (later C&O), and the Wabash railroads. The station was located at Fort Street and 3rd Street, a block from the Michigan Central's original station and the Detroit & Cleveland steamship terminal at the foot of 3rd.

The Union Belt also included PRR trackage from Dearborn to Highland Park, as well as the PM/C&O line from Oak Junction to West Detroit.