In the small northeastern village of Lincoln is an old train depot and caboose. I am sure the caboose is not going anywhere soon because other than the tracks underneath it, the rest of the rails are gone. The old depot welcomed travelers to the area many decades ago when it was called the West Harrisville Depot. A historical marker mounted to it gives a little history and reads:
In 1893 lumberman and Civil War hero Russell Alger led the consolidation of several lumber railroads as the Detroit, Bay City, and Alpena Railroad, bringing passenger and freight service to this region for the first time. Built in 1886, the depot was taken over by the Detroit and Mackinac Railroad in 1895 and renovated in 1913. Service ceased in 1927 and from 1930 to 1996 the building served as a residence. Citizens saved the depot from demolition in 1997
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