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The Interurban / Interurban Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 16.329 W 084° 57.726
16T E 668055 N 4682005
Quick Description: Located in Downtown Marshall that now has 25 Historical Markers in less than a 3 mile walk.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 4:09:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMMK0D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Jackson and Battle Creek Traction Company began interurban service to Marshall in 1903. Its electric trains were powered by overhead lines in towns and by a sometimes deadly third rail in the countryside. Often just a single car, they provided local and limited service along the forty-five miles between Battle Creek and Jackson. Other lines carried passengers on to Detroit and Grand Rapids. The original fare was one and a half cents per mile with a five cent minimum.

The Marshall Interurban depot was located at what is now 220 West Michigan Avenue. Built in 1903, the depot had a waiting room, a freight house, and an electrical transformer. Originally serving the rout from Jackson to Battle Creek, with regular stops in Albion, Marshall and Parma, the Interurban ran hourly. Consolidated with the Michigan United Railway Company in 1906. it began to decline with the automobiles rise. The last interurban ran out of Marshall on December 1, 1928
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: L2247

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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