Station: Reed City, MI

GRI Reed City Depot GRI Reed City Depot GRI Reed City Depot Reed City MI railroadsReed City Train Wreck Reed City was platted in 1870. The Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad came through in 1871. The town became a village in 1872 and a city in 1932. It was also known for a time as Tunshla and Todd's Siding. [MPN]

Reed City is located in the southwest corner of Osceola County and is the county seat. In addition to the north-south GR&I, the Flint & Pere Marquette built their east-west line through here enroute to Ludington. Both lines crossed at grade here.

Photo Info/Credit: Top and 2nd photo, the Grand Rapids & Indiana station at Reed City. In the 2nd photo, the PRR freight house is on the wye at the left. It was torn down in 1979. [Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd photo, another photo of the depot which shows the crossing diamond with an approaching train. [Alan Loftis collection]. 4th photo, a Michigan Northern train with the 1554 in the lead, approaches the C&O diamond southbound. [Greg Bunce]. Last photo, a train wreck near Reed City on October 19, 1912. [Gary Bricault collection]


Industry:

Osceola Refining. 1942-1963. Served by the PM. [MW]