Durand, Michigan: Knights Templar Train Wreck

Historical marker recounts the details of the June 1923 train crash. Also here: a steam locomotive with a memorial plaque, a passenger rail car, and an old signal tower.

Address:
251 W. Clinton St., Durand, MI
Directions:
Take Durand Rd into downtown. Turn east (no stoplight) just north of the train tracks onto Genesee St., then make a quick right onto W. Clinton St. You'll see the train display on the right.
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Knights Templar accident historical marker.

Knights Templar Special Train Crash

A historical marker recounts the details of the June 1923 train crash. There is also a 1929 steam locomotive with a memorial plaque, a passenger rail car, and an old signal tower.

[Marion Christiansen, 04/27/2021]

Durand has more than its share of train tragedies, and is also known for its Circus Train Wreck Memorial in a cemetery just south of town. That wreck happened in 1903.


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