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Ann Arbor Railroad Depot, Howell, Michigan




Ann Arbor Railroad Depot, Howell, Michigan


This is a photograph taken from the "Tunnel Bridge" as it was called.  It was the bridge that goes over the present day CSX Railroad (Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad, Ann Arbor Railroad) at Michigan Avenue, Howell, Michigan.  Michigan Avenue was formerly known as Division Street, and East Street.

The Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad constructed an 800 foot railroad tunnel in the village of Howell.  The Livingston Republican noted, May 27, 1886, that the tunnel "is undoubtably the longest in Michigan, and the work strengthening its walls has been completed and it is now considered a safer passage for trains".

The train is going south, is Engine #7.

George Belfries was the Engineer. The photograph is  J. Potts.

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