Station: Cass City, MI

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Cass City is located in northeast Tuscola County and was settled in 1851 as a mill town. The town became an incorporated village in 1883. [MPN]

Cass City was served by the Pontiac, Oxford & Northern railroad (later GTW). A branch line also left the PO&N northeast from here to Bad Axe.

Photo Info: Top, a mixed train leaves the Cass City depot. [CMUL]. 2nd photo, the GTW depot at Cass City in 1972 [Craig Gardner]. 3rd image, a USGS map of Cass City showing the GTW branch to Caseville (PO&N) and the branch line east to Bad Axe. [Dale Berry]


Time Line

1902. The PO&N builds a new station in Cass City. [MCR-1903]

1917. The GTW had an agent here as well as a day operator. [TRT]

1960's. GTW operates an annual train from Caseville to Brush Street Station in Detroit as part of a Boblo excursion. The train typically was pulled by two diesel locomotives (brought up from Pontiac Yard) and nine passenger cars. Ticket holders were picked up along the way at Pigeon, Owendale, Cass City, North Branch and Imlay City. The train returned from Detroit the same evening. [GTWHS-2002-Spr]


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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