Station: Ashley, MI

Ashley Union Depot Ashley Union Depot Ashley Union DepotAshley, in Gratiot County, was settled around 1883 and became a village in 1887. The town was named after the President of the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern railroad. [MPN]

Photo Info: Top, Union Station at Ashley. This depot served both the Ann Arbor and GTW railroads. [Alan Loftis collection], 2nd photo another photo of the depot.  3rd photo, the Ashley depot in 1972 with a new roof. [Charles Geletzke Jr.]


Time Line

1900. This is a telegraph station on the Ann Arbor railroad. [OG-1900]

1918. The AARR had a day station agent here as well as operators on trick 1 and 2. [TRT]

1921. February 23. A derailment of a Grand Trunk Western train due to a bad engine truck (wheelset) kills two and injured another.  ICC Report [PDF]


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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