A few years ago I was driving out of downtown Battle Creek and near the railroad tracks, I saw this magnificent Spanish church/castle-like building. I figured it must have been built by the railroad since It was near the tracks but there was no platform for the passengers but the twin towers looked like church steeples. I kinda forgot about the photo I took and now here we are a few years later and I finally found out it was the old Grand Trunk Railroad passenger depot. It was one of the largest depots in Michigan built in 1907 and it was used up until 1971. A grant from the Kellogg Foundation refurbished the old depot, and it is now being used by a nonprofit community group. It is definitely one of the more unique looking train depots I have seen, and I am glad it found a new purpose instead of being left to decay like so other depots around the state.
P.S. My wife gets annoyed with me because I don’t like to fly. I don’t mind the flying through the air at 300 mph part. It’s the security, boarding, luggage and everything else that comes with flying. I wish I could hop on a train and go on a trip. I know there is Amtrack which runs south of me, but by the time I drive to the station, I might as well drive to where the train is going to. I often wish there was a passenger train that went along I-75 that I could hop on and go to Detroit for the day and then go back home.
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