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Station: Carleton, MI

PM Carleton MI TowerCarleton MI Depot FireCarleton MI Union DepotCarleton MI Union DepotCO Track Department Building, Carleton MICarleton village was laid out about 1872 in northeast Monroe County. It became a village in 1911. [MPN]

Carleton was home to three railroad lines, the Pere Marquette (later C&O/CSX) running north-south, Canada Southern (later becoming the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton) running east-west, and the Pennsylvania Railroad, which used the PM line north to here and then went northeast on its own line just north of town.

The PM/DT&I crossing was protected by an interlocking tower here, which lasted until the early 1990's when it was remotely operated by CSX dispatchers in Jacksonville, FL.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, A Chessie System train heads northbound past the Carleton Tower in 2002. [Charlie Whipp]. 2nd photo, the old depot burns at Carleton in 1908. 3rd photo, the new depot which was built to replaced the burned out depo. [Both, Alan Loftis collection]. 4th photo, the depot in the late 1940's. [Alan Loftis collection]. 5th photo, the C&O track department building at Carleton in 1971. [Charles Geletzke Jr.]