Station: Vicksburg, MI

Vicksburg MI Union DepotVicksburg MI Union DepotVicksburg MI Union DepotVicksburg MI Union DepotVicksburg MI Union Depot model board Inside Vicksburg Depot Inside Vicksburg Depot Inside Vicksburg Depot Vicksburg was settled in southern Kalamazoo County in 1831 when a dam was built on Portage Creek to power a log grist mill. The town became a village in 1871. It was originally called Brady but changed one day later. [W]

This crossing was originally controlled by a crossing gate and smashboard. The interlocker (see model board below) was installed in the 1920's. It was controlled from the operator's bay in the station.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the union depot at Vicksburg around the turn of the century. Note the smashboard gate which protects the crossing of the railroads. [Mark Worrall collection]. 2nd, another photo of the depot. [Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd, a 1913 photograph of the depot and crossing. 4th, a 2003 photo of the union depot. [Alan Loftis]

5th-6t photos, the inside of the Vicksburg deupt in 2004. [Alan Loftis photos]. 8th photo, the model board for the crossing of the PRR and GTW lines. 2002. [Dale Berry]. 6th photo, a Conrail freight passes the depot and crossing in 1978. [Charles Greletzke Jr.]

Conrail train at Vicksburg