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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Niles Historical Train Depot

Michigan has preserved some incredible train depots and the one in Niles is a gem. The painting above displayed in the station, by Michigander Janet Seaman, depicts the station as it would have appeared in the 1893. It was a major stop on the way to Chicago and became known as the "Garden City" due to the lovely flowerbeds and greenhouse supported by the Michigan Central Railroad. We snapped this shot last summer showing that the trains still carry people to Benton Harbor and beyond. We featured a great model of this station at the Fernwood Railway Garden a couple of years ago. Can you see the similarities?

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