Station: Birmingham, MI

GTW Birmingham Depot Birmingham DUR Electric Plant Birmingham was settled in 1818 and was called Bloomfield. It was renamed in 1838. Birmingham became a village in 1864 and then a city in 1932. [MPN]

Birmingham is a station on the former Detroit & Milwaukee railroad (later GTW/ CN) about three miles northwest of Royal Oak.

Photo Info: Top, an old photograph of the GTW station at Birmingham. [Dave Fulkerth collection]. 2nd photo, the DUR interurban electric plant at Birmingham.


Notes


Time Line

1860. October 19. A head-on collision between two trains causes 5 deaths near Birmingham. [DFP-1860-1020]

1917. The GTW had an operator around the clock as well as a station agent. [TRT]

Station: Birmingham, MI

GTW Birmingham Depot Birmingham DUR Electric Plant Birmingham was settled in 1818 and was called Bloomfield. It was renamed in 1838. Birmingham became a village in 1864 and then a city in 1932. [MPN]

Birmingham is a station on the former Detroit & Milwaukee railroad (later GTW/ CN) about three miles northwest of Royal Oak.

Photo Info: Top, an old photograph of the GTW station at Birmingham. [Dave Fulkerth collection]. 2nd photo, the DUR interurban electric plant at Birmingham.


Notes


Time Line

1860. October 19. A head-on collision between two trains causes 5 deaths near Birmingham. [DFP-1860-1020]

1917. The GTW had an operator around the clock as well as a station agent. [TRT]

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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