Station: Colon, MI

MC Colon Depot and Train MC Colon MI Depot MC Colon MI Depot MC Colon MI DepotColon is located on the eastern edge of St. Joseph County. The town was settled about 1832 and became incorporated as a village in 1904. [MPN]

Colon was located on the MC's Air Line Branch, which ran between Jackson and Niles via Three Rivers.

Photo Info: Top, the MC depot at Colon. A passenger train appears to be approaching, though the locomotive is in the reverse position, pulling the train. [CMUL]. 2nd photo, the MC depot at Colon. [Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd photo, a wider angle photo of the depot. 4th photo, a current photo of the former Colon depot in 2003. [Alan Loftis]


This depot had a train message display on the front.

Time Line

1917. The MC had an operator here on two shifts. [TRT]

1920. On the Michigan Central, this is a passenger, freight and express agency joint with the American Railway Express Company. Interline tickets are issued. T. P. Morton is the agent. The telegraph call sign is "CN". [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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