Station: Dowagiac, MI

Dowagiac DepotDowagiac Train WreckDowagiac DepotDowagiac is a city in northwest Cass County which was settled in 1847 on the Michigan Central's main line between Detroit and Chicago. The town became a village in 1863 and a city in 1877. [MPN] Dowagiac continues to be a station shop for Amtrak on this route.

Photo info/credit: Top, the MC depot in Dowagic. Note the water tower between the depot and freight house on the opposite side of the tracks. 2nd, a passenger train wreck in town in 1929. [Alan Loftis Collection]. Bottom, a 2003 view of the depot, used by Amtrak. [Alan Loftis]

Dowagiac was also served by the Benton Harbor-St. Joe's interurban line in the early 1900's'

1920 - On the Michigan Central this is a passenger ticket, freight and express agency joint with the American Railway Express Company. Interline tickets are also stocked. The station agent is M. V. Barron. The telegraph call sign is "DW". [MCOAS]