Location: Traverse City, MI - PM Facilities

PM Traverse City RoundhouseTraverse City was a significant terminal for the Pere Marquette railroad. The city was also an interchange point for the Manistee & Northeastern and the Grand Rapids & Indiana.

The PM had station and freight facilities here, as well as Boardman Yard (southwest side) and a siding to the Traverse City state hospital which received coal for heating and electricity which connected near Boardman Yard.

Photo Info: This is a photo of the Pere Marquette roundhouse from about 1913. [Traverse City Historical Society photo]


Time Line

1902. The PM builds a new coaling station at Traverse City [MCR-1903]

1908. The PM built a new 17-stall roundhouse and machine shop here. [PMAR-1908]

1942. The PM had a 65' electrically operated turntable at Traverse City as of 1942.


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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