Station: Plainwell, MI
Plainwell was settled in 1831. Later both the Grand Rapids & Indiana and the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern came through on its line from their lines between Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids. An interlocking tower was established at the crossing of both roads.
Photo Info/Credit: Top, the GR&I depot. Middle, a view of the depot with the interlocking tower in the background. Bottom, a 1907 postcard view of a freight train on a trestle which crossed the Kalamazoo River downtown and used by a NYC branch line leading to industries. [All, Alan Loftis Collection]