Station: Caro, MI

MC Caro MI Depot MC Caro MI Depot MC Caro MI Depot MC Caro MI DepotDBC&W train at Caro Caro is located in central Tuscola County. It was settled in 1847 and became a village in 1871. [MPN]

Caro was served by the Michigan Central branch to Bad Axe which left their main line northeast from Vassar. The town was also served by the Detroit, Bay City & Western railroad which crossed the MC here.

Photo Info: Top, a trackside view of the MC station in Caro. For what would be a minor branch line, the brick and stone construction of this depot was significant. 2nd, 3rd and 4th photos, other views of the depot in the early 1900's. [Alan Loftis collection]. 5th photo, Detroit Bay city & Western train No. 1 at Caro. [Mark Worrall collection]


Time Line

1903. The MC begins construction of a new station here. [MCR-1903]

1916. The DBC&W has a station agent at this location. [MCR-1916]

1917, The MC had an operator-agent here during the day shift. [TRT]


  • Caro Refineries, 1940-1943, Served by the MC.
  • Forbes Mill



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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