Station: Bloomingdale, MI

MC Bloomingdale MI Depot MC Bloomingdale MI Depot MC Bloomingdale MI Depot Bloomingdale was settled about 1855 in north central Van Buren County. The Kalamazoo & South Haven railroad came through about 1870 and established a station here. The town became a village in 1881. [MPN]

Photo info: Top, the MC depot at Bloomingdale. 2nd photo another photo of the depot from a distance which provides a good view of a cattle guard. Cattle guards were used in conjunction with fences to stop cattle from entering areas of the town, or the railroad right of way itself. [Both, Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd photo, another view of the depot with a waiting passenger train.


Time Line

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


  • Glencoe Refining 1939-1941 Served by the MC. [MW]
  • Fort Dale Oil & Refining (Erie  Refining). 1939-1941. Served by the MC. [MW]


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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