Station: Greenbush, MI 

Passenger train at Greenbush MI Passenger train at Greenbush, MI

Greenbush, of Alcona county, was founded around 1848 as a fishing village on Lake Huron. Lumber operations were established here about 1862. It was called McDougal's Landing. The town was renamed Greenbush after a similar town in New York state. It was also called "Perfection" for a time. [MPN]

Greenbush was a station stop on the Detroit & Mackinac railroad (and processors), between Oscoda and Harrisville.

Photo info: Top the D&M motor car 202 is southbound at Greenbush in the 1940's. 2nd photo, DM 1938 pulls a northbound passenger train near Greenbush.


Time Line

1901. A terrific blizzard is raging along the lake shore and in many instances drifts are eight or ten feet high. The D&M northbound passenger train is stalled at West Greenbush. [DFP-1901-0320]

1927. This station was staffed with an operator during the day shift. [ETT-1927]


The Lake State Railway established a transload terminal at Greenbush in 2020. The facility has three tracks and accommodates primarily lumber related products. [LSRC]


The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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