LOST STATIONS MIDWEST

GRAND TRUNK WESTERN

Holly Subdivision

Intercity trains operated until the formation of Amtrak in 1971, serving all listed stations. Commuter trains continued to operate between Detroit and Pontiac until 1983, serving these and additional stations. In 1994 Amtrak extended its Chicago to Detroit trains to Pontiac, also stopping in Royal Oak and Birmingham. In 2014, the station at Birmingham was replaced with a new station in Troy.

Milepost locations are indicated, distance from Detroit.

Exact locations are not available for all stations.


Detroit (0.0) - Brush Street Station was located at Brush St. and Atwater Dr. (now occupied by Renaissance Center).

Royal Oak (13.2) - station was located north of 4th St., on the east side of the tracks.

Birmingham (17.7) - station was located north of Maple Rd., on the west side of the tracks. At the time the railroad followed a more westerly routing, close to the present location of Woodward Ave.

Pontiac (25.8) - station was located north of Huron St., on the east side of the tracks.

Holly (46.5) - station was located at the south end of Washington St., on the north side of the track. Station was shared with Pere Marquette, whose track was north of the station.

Fenton (50.7) - station was located at the north end of Pine St., on the south side of the track.

Durand (67.0) - station was located southeast of the crossing with the Grand Trunk Western Chicago Division, which also used the station. The station building still stands, Amtrak continues to stop there.


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