CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

NEW YORK CENTRAL

Erie Division

Former New York Central main line between Buffalo and Cleveland. At the time, much of the route had four tracks. Where four tracks existed, the inner tracks were used by passenger trains, and the outer tracks were used by freight trains. This was the first segment of the New York to Chicago main line to be converted to two tracks CTC, beginning in the 1950's.

Unlike other track diagrams at this Web site, these track diagrams do not include switches, especially at interlockings, due to an unavailability of older track charts. But employee timetables listed signals and their numbers. But many signal locations are estimated, because New York Central signal numbers only conveyed whole miles, instead of the more usual numbering of signals to the nearest odd or even tenth of a mile. In addition, the employee timetables contained some inconsistencies. Manual interlockings with towers are indicated with blue rectangles, interlockings were identified by letter code included within the rectangles. Remote interlockings are indicated with red rectangles.