Station: Rodney, MI

PM Rodney MI DepotRodney, in Mecosta County, was a station on the Detroit, Grand Rapids & Western railroad (later Pere Marquette). The village was founded in 1879 by the Hood & Gale lumber firm. [MPN]

Rodney was about eight miles east of Big Rapids on the PM branch line between Stanton and Big Rapids. It was also a junction point for a branch line north to Chippewa Lake.

Photo Info: Top, the PM depot at Rodney with an approaching passenger train. [Alan Loftis collection]


Time Line

1886. The depot may have been moved here from Edmore. [DL&N-1885]