Station: Wilmot, MI

GT Wilmot Depot Union Depot Wilmot MI Wilmont Depot Wilmot was a station stop on the Pontiac, Oxford & Northern (later GTW) line in eastern Tuscola County. Later, the Detroit, Bay City & Western railroad came through and crossed the PO&N here at grade

Photo Info: Top, an early view of the depot at Wilmot. Note the rails into the depot which were likely used by a section crew to put away their car. 2nd photo, a 1977 photo of the joint Detroit, Caro & Sandusky - Pontiac, Oxford & Northern (GTW) depot at Wilmot. Both roads crossed here. [Charlie Whipp]. 3rd photo a Detroit Caro & Sandusky train has just finished crossing the diamond at Wilmot.


Time Line

1916. The Michigan Railroad Commission reports that the DBC&W crosses the PO&N at Wilmot. There is no protection at this crossing. All trains on both roads come to a stop before passing as required by law. Also, the DBC&W maintains a station agent at this station. Three passenger trains run each way, daily except Sundays. [MCR-1916 pg. 47]

1916. The DBC&W has a station agent at this location. [MCR-1916] The crossing at Wilmont is not interlocked. Stop and proceed for both roads. [MCR-1916]

1917. The GTW had an agent here during the day shift. [TRT]


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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