Location: Marshall, MI - DT&M Facilities

The DT&M has shop and locomotive facilities in Marshall for many years. The buildings fell into disrepair but the roundhouse was moved, and rebuilt at Greenfield Village, in the Henry Ford in Dearborn.

CJ&M Roundhouse Marshall MI

Photo Info: Left, a drawing of the Cincinnati Northern roundhouse and shops at Marshall in 1899. Sanborn map. The CN later became the DT&M.


Time Line

1884. The Michigan & Ohio has contracted for 225,000 bricks from Dundee, and 150,000 from Battle Creek, for use in the construction of the Marshall shops. [DFP-1884-0325]

1898. February 10. The city of Marshall has completed connections between the DT&M railroad shops and the city electric light plant for the purpose of supplying the shops with light during night time, the company having found it necessary by reason of the rush of business, to place on duty a force of men to work nights. [DFP-1898-0211]

1898. April 15. By reason of the recent change in the management of the DT&M railroad the business on the road has decreased and in consequence thereof work in the repair shops here is so slack as to render it necessary to discharge 35 shop hands, which was done Friday. [DFP-1898-0416]

1899. According to the 1899 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps in the Library of Congress, the Cincinnati Northern (later DT&M/NYC) had a small 16' x 50' depot and a nearby 16' x 50' freight house.  They also had a roundhouse had six bays plus three outdoor tracks for locomotive storage. There was also a lead off the turntable for a paint building and a nearby sandhouse. The roundhouse had an attached machine shop, blacksmith shop and tin shop. (The building was moved and rebuilt in Greenfield Village in Dearborn). A water tower was east of the roundhouse along with other storage buildings and an office.


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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