Station: Coldwater, MI

Coldwater Depot Coldwater Depot Coldwater Depot Batavia depot at Coldwater Batavia depot at Coldwater Coldwater is the county seat of Branch County and it was settled around 1832. It was originally named Masonville but changed shortly thereafter. It was incorporated as a village in 1837 and as a city in 1861. Coldwater was a station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern's "Old Road" line between Toledo and Chicago.

Photo info/credits: Top and 2nd, two photographs of the LS&MS depot at Coldwater. [Mark Dobronski Collection]. 3rd photo, a black and white postcard view of the depot with an approaching passenger train. This is the same view as photo #2 but the postcard has not been colorized. [Gordon Bean Collection]. 4th & 5th photos, this is the original depot at Coldwater, which was replaced and moved to Batavia. It was moved back to Coldwater in the 1990's and restored. [Alan Loftis]


1850 - The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern arrives in Coldwater from the east. It is extended west in 1851 and arrives at Chicago in 11855.

The NYC had a water tower at Coldwater as of 1915. [NYtt1915]