Station: Concord, MI

Concord MI railroad MC Concord MI DepotMC Concord MI DepotMC Concord Depot Concord was settled in 1832 in southwest Jackson County. The town was also known as Van Fossenville. It was renamed Concord in 1836 and incorporated as a village in 1871.

Concord was a station stop on the Michigan Air Line railroad (later Michigan Central/NYC) about 14 miles southwest of Jackson.

Photo Info: Top and 2nd, an old photo of the Michigan Central depot, elevator and water tower in Concord. You can see farmers with their horses at the right and a standpipe for the water tower at the left of the branch line. [Dale Berry collection]. 3rd photo, a closer shot of the depot with a group of nattily dressed onlookers. Note the velocipede on the track and the train box on the wall of the depot, commonly used on the MC Air Line branch. 4th photo, another view of the depot at Concord in a railroad valuation view. Note that the message box has been removed from the track side of the depot. [CMUL]


Time Line

1917, The MC had an agent-operator here around-the-clock. [TRT]

1920. On the Michigan Central Air Line, this is a passenger, freight and express agency joint with the American Railway Express Company. Interline tickets are issued. E. J. Boylan is the agent. The telegraph call sign is "CD". [MCOAS]


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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