MARP members meet March 19, 2011 in Bangor

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 11 a.m. – Noon
(Executive Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m.)
Bangor Amtrak Station
541 Railroad Street
Bangor, MI  49013

The beautifully restored depot in Bangor is the next stop on MARP’s tour of Michigan’s historical train stations. In addition to serving passengers daily on the Pere Marquette route, the building displays railroad artifacts and houses an excellent sandwich shop that has become a community meeting place.

Hosting the meeting is Ken Ratzlaff, whose Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc. is housed on the 2nd floor. Ken will share with us information on the history of the area and of railroading in this small town known for its toy trains and its pickles — at the right time of the year you can sit on the depot platform with a hot cup of coffee and watch the pickle vats being loaded!

Please note the MARP executive committee will meet at 10 am, an hour prior to the start of the general membership meeting which begins at 11 am. Of course, all are welcome and encouraged to attend this pre-meeting.

Following the meeting, plan on a delicious lunch right in the depot. Click on the links below for a map and directions. Also note the link to the National Train Day Event in Toledo OH which will take place on April 30, a week earlier than the “official” train day.

If you would like to connect with others in your area for carpooling, please reply to this email. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bangor.


Bangor Map and Directions
Bangor Depot
Kalamazoo Toy Train
National Train Day Event in Toledo, Saturday April 30, 2011