Station: Adrian, MI

Adrian MI LSMS Station Adrian MI Wabash StationAdrian, in Lenawee County, was settled about 1825. It became a railroad center in 1836 when the Southern line of the State of Michigan arrives. Adrian became a village in 1836 and a city in 1853. [MPN]

Adrian was the ending terminus of the Erie & Kalamazoo Railway, the state's first railroad and perhaps the first railroad built west of the Alleghany mountains.

Adrian was home to three railroads:

All three railroads crossed somewhat near the the south side of the city to form a triangle. Interlocking towers were located at all of these crossings until the early 1930's. The city also had three passenger stations.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Lake Shore depot at Adrian. [Alan Loftis collection]. 2nd photo, the Wabash depot and freight house at Adrian, taken in 1983. [Charlie Whipp]

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