MARP meeting in Durand on Feb. 12, 2011

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. – Noon
(Executive Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m.)
Durand Union Station


200 Railroad Street
Durand, MI  48429

Jim Wallington, our indefatigable meeting coordinator, has chosen a “dusi” of a location for the second in our yearlong  schedule of visits to historic railway stations around our state of Michigan. Over the years, the beautiful Durand Union Station has been one of our most favored meeting places, filled as it is with railroad photos and artifacts, not to mention that sound of the frequent trains passing over the famous “double diamond”.  Plan to stick around after the meeting to browse through the museum and gift shop or to watch the train hobbyists put their equipment through its paces on the huge model layout in the former baggage room.

As if that were not enough, Bob Cosgrove, adjunct curator of the Glancy Trains Collection of the Detroit Historical Museum, will be with us to talk about the very interesting history of the Detroit River railroad tunnel built in 1909. We will also hear from Bob Jones on community development in NW Michigan.

Following presentation of a proposed change to MARP’s Vision Statement and a brief discussion of 2011 priorities for the organization, we will adjourn to a local restaurant for our usual no-host lunch.


In addition, all who are interested are invited to attend the MARP Executive Committee which will convene at 9:00 am prior to the start of the general membership meeting and presentations at 10:00 am.

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers

Map and directions to Durand Union Station are here:

Upcoming meetings include:

The restored Bangor depot, March 19

The historic depot in Millet, April 16
Featuring a layout by the Lansing Model Railroad Club