Historic Clare railroad depot moved 900 feet

A century-old mid-Michigan railroad depot is on the move.
AP Wire
Apr 23, 2014

Crews used heavy equipment to haul the Clare Railroad Depot about 900 feet on Tuesday.

The historic depot was used to transport lumber, goods and supplies to the city, which developed at a crossroads of two important railroads. It was the focal point for arrivals and departures until the advent of the automobile.

Since 2005, the Clare Railroad Depot committee has sought to move the building because of access, liability and safety issues associated with its current location on active tracks. The City of Clare bought the depot that year from the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway Co., now the Great Lakes Central Railroad.

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