Station: Bangor, MI
Bangor was settled in 1837 in Van Buren County and became a village in 1877. [MPN]
Photo info/credit: Top, the Pere Marquette depot at Bangor with a loading passenger train. 2nd photo, another view of the depot with a steam locomotive passing in front. 3rd photo, a PM freight loads in the yard at Bangor. This was in the heyday of "LCL" (less than carload freight). [All three, Alan Loftis collection]. 4th photo, a 2005 view of the Bangor depot which is being restored. [Nathan Ratzlaff]. 5th photo, the depot now under C&O ownership in May, 1977. [Charles Geletzke Jr.]
1924 - Before the Michigan Public Utilities Commission
MICHIGAN PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Village of Bangor and Bangor Chamber of Commerce, Complainants, vs. Pere Marquette Railway Company, Defendant. D-1921. May 24, 1924.
This matter having been brought on to be heard upon the complaint filed herein on January 26, 1924, alleging that for ten years last past the railroad company has failed and neglected to provide and maintain reasonably adequate service and facilities for passengers and property, adequate depot and depot buildings and facilities for handling freight, passengers and baggage for the accommodation of its patrons and passengers, and clean well-lighted and warm waiting rooms and toilets for the accommodation of its patrons,
in the village of Bangor, Michigan; the answer of the said Pere Marquette Railway Company in this cause; and the same having been brought on to be heard and the testimony having been duly taken and an inspection of the premises having been made by Homer Hughes, one of the inspectors employed by this Commission, whose report is on file in this cause under date of February 11, 1924; and the same having been duly considered,
Now, THEREFORE, IT is HEREBY ORDERED by the Michigan Public Utili ties Commission, that said Pere Marquette Railway be and it is hereby directed to make and present to the Commission suitable plans for a depot station and waiting room in the village of Bangor, and that said plans and specifications be made and presented to this Commission not later than July 15, 1924.