In General
Getting Here


In General

Kalkaska is between Grayling and Traverse City if you are headed to or from TC on 72 from I-75.

Besides the depot, there is a really old farmers type feed store near the depot worth checking out.  It is actually more of a "catch" than the depot :-)

The green arrow below on the Google map points to the approximate location of the depot.

The small map of Suttons Bay below is off of my Traverse City PDF, if you need to find it, go to the Traverse City page.

Getting Here

On the eastern side of the state, such as Detroit or Ann Arbor, you can come up I-75, and jump off at Grayling, heading west on 72 into TC via Kalkaska.



  The Kalkaska Depot


        In front of the depot.

  From the feed store.

The Feed Store






          Grade crossing on the south side of town at the 72/131 junction.

  Looking south from the feed store.

  Looking north from the station.

    Switch stand next to the feed store.

  Simply put, the "State Bank".


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Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

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