Kent County, Michigan

 

City

Railroad

Current Location

Type

Current Use

Date Built

Track Status

Bldg. Mat.

Current Railroad

Notes

Ada

GTW

Thornapple River

B

rr

1907

in use

steel

Grand Rapids Eastern

3 span girder

Byron Center

LS&MS

moved to 76th St., 0.5 mi. east of Byron Center Rd.

C

vacant

 1870s

none

wood

none

partially restored, part of town's Whistlestop Park, Field checkled 8/05

Caledonia

MC

on site just south of Main St. 

C

storage

  1870s

gone

wood

none

part of H & L Mfg. complex, painted green and entirely closed up, Field checked 8/05

Dutton

MC

6908 Hammond Ave. south of 68th St.

C

business

1880s 

gone

wood

none

horizontal sided addition on southeast end, painted gray with coral trim, Field checked 8/05

Edgerton (Rockford) GR&I 11101 Summit Rd. between 13 and 14 Mile Rd. B trail and park use 1888 gone stone none field stone culvert bridge, replaced 400' wooden trestle which is buried under dirt fill, on National Register of Historic Places, Field checked 8/05

Elmdale

PM

Montcalm Rd. at tracks

T

vacant

 

in use

brick

CSX

Field checked 6/04

Elmdale

C&O

on site

M

rr

 

in use

metal

CSX

MOW building, Field checked 6/04

Grand Rapids

GTW

1170 Plainfield Ave. NE

P

business

1949

in use 

brick

 Grand Rapids Eastern

fenced off, Field checked 9/06

Grand Rapids

Amtrak

 Market St./Wealthy St.

P

rr 

1984

in use

wood

Amtrak

sided, renovated in 1997, Field checked 8/05

Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Eastern Ann St. west of Fuller Jct. Eh rr c1995 in use metal Grand Rapids Eastern one stall engine house
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Street Ry. 1520 Wealthy St. SE ICb business 1912 gone brick none Field checked 6/04
Grand Rapids GR&I relocated to Hall St. SW near E. Terminal Gt display   none wood/steel none in warehouse complex, restored, Field checked 9/08
Grand Rapids PM/GR&I 527 Bridge St. Gt vacant   abandoned wood/steel none 50 ft. watch tower, restored, Field checked 8/05
Grand Rapids LS&MS W. Fulton St./Seward St. F Grand Valley St. Univ. use   spur in use brick CSX baggage building
Grand Rapids LS&MS 528 Bridge St. NW F business   gone brick none Field checked 8/05
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon 710 W. Leonard St. IC restaurant 1912 gone brick none Field checked 8/05

Grand Rapids

GTW

Grand River, south of Ann St.

B

rr

1906

in use

steel

Grand Rapids Eastern

9 span beam

Grand Rapids Michigan Central 201 Ionia Ave. SW F business c1880's gone brick/wood none last railroad structure in old Union Station area, Field checked 8/05

Grand Rapids

MUR

Grand River, north of Pearl St.

B

walkway

1915

gone

concrete

none

multi- span concrete arch, Field checked 6/04

Grand Rapids

MC/MUR, after 1930

Grand River south of Wealthy St.

B

abandoned

1914

abandoned

steel

none

4 span girder/swing

Grand Rapids PM/MC/GR&I 54th St.SE at VDM Wood Products P stored in pieces 1901 none steel none track shelter, currently awaiting disposal status, efforts underway to save, previously used for 40 years as lumber storage cover

Grand Rapids

PM

Grand R., north of Wealthy St.

B

rr

1900s

in use

steel

CSX/NS/Amtrak

4 span swing Pratt truss, Field checked 6/04

Grand Rapids PM Pleasant St. T rr   in use brick CSX crossing of PM/MC/GR&I

Lowell

PM

Grand R., west of S. Jackson

B

rr

1904

in use

steel

Mid-Michigan RR

2 span Pratt truss,

Lowell

PM

west of King Milling

M

vacant

c1910

in use

wood

Mid-Michigan

shed in disrepair

Rockford

GR&I

 Courtland/Squire St. S, southwest corner

C

business

c1880

gone

wood

none

additions on both ends, White Pine Trail, Field checked 8/05

Rockford GR&I Rogue River, south of 10 Mile Rd. B rail trail 1898 gone steel none one span truss, Field checked 6/04
Rockford GR&I near 11101 Summit Ave. B rail trail 1880s gone stone none White Pine Trail, Field checked 8/05

Sparta

Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon (GTW)

at end of Union Ave., about .5 mi. north of downtown

C

museum

1888

gone

wood

none

West Michigan Chapter NRHS, restored, historical plaque, Field checked 8/05

Sparta C&O Elm St. at tracks M rr c1960 in use metal CSX vertical metal siding large, mow, Field checked 8/05

Walker City

GRGH&M

4011 Remembrance Rd.

IS

  vet clinic

1902

gone

brick

none

substantially altered, Field checked 6/04

Whitneyville PM Thornapple River B rr c1910 in use steel CSX 3 span decked approach, arguably the most scenic spot to take a train photo in west Michigan

Wyoming

NYC

Grand River

B

planned trail use

1893

abandoned

steel

none

4 span through Pratt truss/swing

Wyoming

C&O

Wyoming Yard, east of U.S. 131

Sh

rr

 

in use

brick

NS

diesel shop, Field checked 11/07

Wyoming

C&O

Wyoming Yard

Sh

business

1924

gone

brick

none

back shop

Wyoming C&O Wyoming Yard east of U.S. 131 Y rr   in use brick/block NS yard tower, Field checked 11/07
Wyoming PM Wyoming Yard, east of U.S. 131 Tt rr   in use steel NS turntable, Field checked 11/07

Compiled by M. J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.

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