RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Shore Line Subdivision

FORMERLY Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad
OPENED 1903
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1903
ABS installed
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Detroit-Pontiac Route

Now used by Amtrak trains as part of new routing through Detroit, including extension north to Pontiac. Trains enter and exit CN trackage at Vinewood.

Radio Frequency - 160.530 (AAR Channel 28)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is northward
Distance is from Toledo

51.2 Vinewood
52.8 Commonwealth
53.7 Woodward
54.0 Beaubien St.
54.8 Milwaukee Jct.

Vinewood to Milwaukee Jct.: 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

CN Dispatcher Desk #8 located in Homewood IL.


Holly Subdivision

FORMERLY Grand Trunk Western Railroad
OPENED 1843 by Detroit & Pontiac Railroad (Detroit-Pontiac)
OPENED 1856 by Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad (Pontiac-Durand)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1916-1917 (Detroit-Pontiac)
ABS installed 1931-1932 (Detroit-Pontiac)
CTC installed 1952 (Pontiac-Durand)
CTC installed 1990's (Moterm-Pontiac)
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Detroit-Pontiac Route

Grand Trunk Western had intercity passenger service until 1971, eliminated with the formation of Amtrak. Line had commuter trains between Detroit and Pontiac until 1983. In 1994, Amtrak extended its Chicago-Detroit trains to Pontiac.

Radio Frequency - 160.590 (AAR Channel 32)
Dispatcher - 160.530 (AAR Channel 28)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is northward from Detroit to Durand
Distance is from Detroit

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

0.0 Detroit
4.1 Milwaukee Jct.
6.6 Highland Park
7.1 Ford Jct.
10.9 Ferndale
11.1 Moterm
12.0 Pleasant Ridge
13.2 Royal Oak
17.7 Birmingham
19.9 Charing Cross
21.2 Bloomfield Hills
24.0 Yellow Cab
25.5 M.A.L. Jct.
25.8 Pontiac
26.9 Johnson Ave.
18.2 Pontiac Yard
28.7 West Blvd.
30.3 West Pontiac
31.1 Drayton Plains
33.3 Waterford
35.2 Clarkston
38.5 Andersonville
41.5 Davisburg
46.5 Holly
50.7 Fenton
55.3 Linden
62.6 Gaines
65.5 Pitt
67.0 Durand

Milwaukee Jct. to Moterm: 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

Moterm to West Pontiac: 2 tracks, CTC in use.

West Pontiac to Durand: 1 track, CTC in use.

CN Dispatcher Desk #8 located in Homewood IL.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Information is based on a 2000 CN track chart, verified in 2013 using Google satellite imagery, and is subject to change.