Station: Alba, MI

GR&I Alba Depot and interlocking tower.jpgGR&I Alba Depot and interlocking towerGR&I Depot at AlbaAlba began as a flag station on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad in 1876. The Village was platted in 1878. The Detroit & Charlevoix railroad entered town in 1901 and a tower was constructed with an interlocking machine to control the crossing. The location of the crossing is directly across from the Mobil station on US-131.

Photo info/credit: Top, a winter photo of the Alba depot and interlocking tower. 2nd, a summer view of the same location. 3rd, "No. 7" takes on passengers at the Alba depot. [Alan Loftis collection].