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Everywhere that two railroads crossed, there was risk of collision.  In the early years, there was little regulation of these crossings, but in the mid-1800's the State passed legislation requiring trains to stop at all crossings and proceed only when the way was known to be clear.  This process slowed trains and slowed commerce.  In the last 20 years of the 19th century, crossing devices were created that allowed trains to approach and cross a crossing without stopping.  These devices included gates, balls hoisted on poles (this is where the name "highball" comes from in railroading), and later interlocking devices and derails.

Our list of crossings and interlockings is by County.  Many of these locations no longer exist, but were listed at one time as a point on a railroad map or in a railroad time table.  Please click on a county below, or select County Maps for a map of Michigan where you can point and click to the county that you want.

Please select the County where the crossing is located.  All counties are in Michigan, unless noted otherwise:  

Alcona - 01 (0) Gratiot - 29 (0) Missaukee - 57 (0) Indiana
Alger - 02 (1) Hillsdale - 30 (1) Monroe - 58 (9) DeKalb - IN (0)
Allegan - 03 (1) Houghton - 31 (4) Montcalm - 59 (1) Elkhart - IN (0)
Alpena - 04 (2) Huron - 32 (1) Montmorency - 60 (0) LaGrange - IN (0)
Antrim - 05 (1) Ingham - 33 (6) Muskegon - 61 (2) LaPorte - IN (0)
Arenac - 06 (0) Ionia - 34 (1) Newaygo - 62 (0) Noble - IN (0)
Baraga - 07 (1) Iosco - 35 (1) Oakland - 63 (12) Porter - IN (0)
Barry - 08 (0) Iron - 36 (0) Oceana - 64 (0) St. Joseph - IN (0)
Bay - 09 (11) Isabella - 37 (0) Ogemaw - 65 (0) Steuben - IN (0)
Benzie - 10 (1) Jackson - 38 (7) Ontonagon - 66 (0) Ohio
Berrien - 11 (0) Kalamazoo - 39 (10) Osceola - 67 (1) Fulton - OH (0)
Branch - 12 (0) Kalkaska - 40 (1) Oscoda - 68 (0) Lucas - OH (0)
Calhoun - 13 (9) Kent - 41 (11) Otsego - 69 (1) Williams - OH (0)
Cass - 14 (0) Keweenaw - 42 (0) Ottawa - 70 (3) Wood - OH (0)
Charlevoix - 15 (1) Lake - 43 (1) Presque Isle - 71 (2) Wisconsin
Cheboygan - 16 (0) Lapeer - 44 (2) Roscommon - 72 (0) Florence - WI (0)
Chippewa - 17 (0) Leelanau - 45 (0) Saginaw - 73 (14) Forest - WI (0)
Clare - 18 (1) Lenawee - 46 (9) St. Clair - 74 (2) Iron - WI (0)
Clinton - 19 (0) Livingston - 47 (2) St. Joseph - 75 (4) Marinette - WI (0)
Crawford - 20 (0) Luce - 48 (1) Sanilac - 76 (0) Vilas - WI (0)
Delta - 21 (3) Mackinac - 49 (0) Schoolcraft - 77 (2) Ontario, Canada
Dickenson - 22 (1) Macomb - 50 (2) Shiawassee - 78 (2) Algoma - ON
Eaton - 23 (2) Manistee - 51 (3) Tuscola - 79 (2) Essex - ON (0)
Emmet - 24 (0) Marquette - 52 (10) Van Buren - 80 (1) Lambton - OH (0)
Genessee - 25 (3) Mason - 53 (0) Washtenaw - 81 (4) Other
Gladwin - 26 (0) Mecosta - 54 (0) Wayne - 82 (Detroit) (62) Other Counties (0)
Gogebic - 27 (0) Menominee - 55 (1) Wexford - 83 (0) Detroit Terminal (44)
Grand Traverse - 28 (2) Midland - 56 (1)