Location: Flint, MI - Saginaw Street Crossing

Saginaw Street was the crossing of the Pere Marquette and the Detroit United Railroad in downtown Flint. This was about three blocks east of the original GTW/PM crossing. This crossing was staffed by the PM.

In 1902, the interurban was the Detroit, Lake Orion and Flint railway company. [MCR-1902]


Time Line

1902. The railroad commission approves half interlockers at this crossing. [MCR-1902]

1923. The MPSC orders the installation of a half interlocking plant at this crossing, cost to be borne 75% by the DUR and 25% by the PRR. [MPSC-1923]

1927. The crossing was staffed around the clock by PM leverman. Rate of pay 58¢ per hour. [PMTA]


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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