Location: Walton Junction, MI

GRI Walton Junction with trainWalton Jct MapWalton JunctionWalton JunctionWalton JunctionWalton was the junction of the Grand Rapids & Indiana's Mackinaw Branch and their Traverse City Branch. The town was created in 1873 and originally called Walton Junction, it was shortened to Walton.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, a 1914 photograph of several trains at Walton, Michigan. The building at the left is a hotel. A water tower is behind the outbound train at the right. [Mark Worrall collection],  2nd map, a topography view of Walton Junction. The Manistee and Northeastern also crossed the GR&I here using an underpass (see dashed route at the base of the wye switch. [USGS], 3rd photo, the north wye connection at Walton Jct. The line on the left goes northwest to Traverse City. 4th photo, looking south this is the main line, siding and wye connection to the Traverse City branch in 2006. 5th photo, a photo of what was the former Manistee & Northeastern underpass on their branch line east to Grayling. [3-4 photos, Dale Berry]