Railroad: Fort Street Union Depot Company

This was a railroad in downtown Detroit created in 1893 to service the Union Depot Company. It was 1.37 miles long. In 1889, it was leased to the Detroit, Lansing & Northern, the Flint & Pere Marquette, the Wabash, and Canadian Pacific railroad jointly as part of the Union Belt of Detroit. It is now operated by the CSX and Norfollk Southern railroads.


BuiltFort Street Union Depot Company → Union Belt of Detroit railroad


Built: 1893 from 3rd Street to 18th Street in southwest Detroit.

Became: 

Reference: [MRRC]


Notes

Original owners were Detroit, Lansing and Northern, Flint & Pere Marquette, Wabash and Canadian Pacific.


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Railroad: Fort Street Union Depot Company

This was a railroad in downtown Detroit created in 1893 to service the Union Depot Company. It was 1.37 miles long. In 1889, it was leased to the Detroit, Lansing & Northern, the Flint & Pere Marquette, the Wabash, and Canadian Pacific railroad jointly as part of the Union Belt of Detroit. It is now operated by the CSX and Norfollk Southern railroads.


BuiltFort Street Union Depot Company → Union Belt of Detroit railroad


Built: 1893 from 3rd Street to 18th Street in southwest Detroit.

Became: 

Reference: [MRRC]


Notes

Original owners were Detroit, Lansing and Northern, Flint & Pere Marquette, Wabash and Canadian Pacific.


Time Line

 

Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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