Location: Dummyville, MI

Dummyville was a location on the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line at mp. 3.8, just north of the Ohio state line. It was between Shantee Creek and the north branch of Honey Creek. There was a trailing point crossover here. [EFI]

In 1964, railroads were allowed to eliminate firemen on locomotives in states that permitted it. Michigan had no local requirement, but Ohio still required a fireman. The D&TSL set up a shanty here, just inside Michigan, so that the Ohio fireman could disembark the locomotive and then wait for the next southbound train. This shanty, called Dummyville, was used for this purpose until 1968. The cabin remained until the early 1980's. [EFI]

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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