RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former New York Central

Lines are grouped into historic operating divisions. As passenger service declined during the 1950's, many divisions were consolidated.


NYC WESTERN DIVISION (MAIN LINE)

NYC abandoned/traffic to PRR (Chicago-Whiting)
Chicago Line (Whiting-Elkhart)


NYC WESTERN DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Kankakee Line (Chicago-Schneider IN)
Kankakee Branch (South Bend-NIPSCO-Schneider)
Kankakee Branch (Schneider-Hennepin-Zearing)

CR&I Industrial Track

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Danville Branch (Schneider-Sheff-Free/Handy-Stewart-Danville)
(KANKAKEE BEAVERVILLE & SOUTHERN/part)

St. Joseph Branch (Goshen-Elkhart-Mishawaka-Niles)
(ELKHART & WESTERN RAILROAD/part)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (MAIN LINE)

Chicago Line (Elkhart-Toledo)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (OLD ROAD)

Entire line sold or abandoned

Elkhart-White Pigeon Jct. (GRAND ELK RAILROAD)
White Pigeon Jct.-Sturgis (MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD)
Sturgis-Coldwater (abandoned)
Coldwater-Hillsdale (INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD)
Hillsdale-Adrian (abandoned)
Adrian-East Riga (ADRIAN & BLISSFIELD RAILROAD)
East Riga-Toledo (abandoned)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Fort Wayne Branch (Fort Wayne-Steubenville-Jonesville-Jackson)
(INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD/part)

Abandoned Lines

G&M Branch (Goshen-Battle Creek)

Jackson Branch/Monroe Branch/Morenci Branch

Dundee Branch (Dundee-Allegan)


NYC INDIANA DIVISION

Marion District (Goshen-Anderson)


NYC DETROIT DIVISION (MAIN LINE)

Detroit Line (Detroit-Toledo)

North Yard (Bay City) Branch/Sterling Secondary (Detroit-Utica)


NYC DETROIT DIVISION (BAY CITY BRANCH)

Entire line sold or abandoned (except above)

Utica-Millington (abandoned)
Millington-Munger (HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY)
Munger-Bay City (abandoned)


NYC DETROIT DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Junction Yard Running Track (YD-Town Line)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Caro Branch (Vassar-Colling-Owendale)
(HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY/part)

Abandoned Lines

Denmark Jct.-Saginaw Branch (Denmark Jct.-Saginaw)


NYC MICHIGAN DIVISION

Line Sold to Amtrak

Michigan Line (Porter-Kalamazoo)
Michigan Line (Kalamazoo-Detroit)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Kalamazoo Branch (White Pigeon Jct.-Kalamazoo)
(GRAND ELK RAILROAD)

Saginaw Branch (Jackson-Lansing)
(JACKSON & LANSING RAILROAD)

Saginaw Branch (Lansing-Owosso-Fergus-Saginaw)
(GREAT LAKES CENTRAL RAILROAD/part)

Saginaw Branch/Midland Branch (Saginaw-Bay City-Midland)
(HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY)

Mackinaw Branch (Bay City-Gaylord-Mackinaw City)
(LAKE STATE RAILWAY/part)

Lansing Branch (Jonesville-Litchfield-Lansing)
(INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD/part)

Abandoned Lines

Air Line Branch (Jackson-Niles)
Grand Rapids Branch (Jackson-Grand Rapids)
Kalamazoo Branch (Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids)
South Haven Branch (Kalamazoo-South Haven)

Ypsilanti Branch (Ypsilanti-Hillsdale)

Gladwin Branch (Pinconning-Gladwin)

CK&S Branch (Kalamazoo-Woodbury)

Earlier Abandoned Lines

East Jordan Branch (Frederic-East Jordan)
Connected with Mackinaw Branch at Frederic.


NYC/MC WEST DIVISION

Abandoned Lines

South Bend Branch (Benton Harbor-Niles)
South Bend Branch (Niles-South Bend)

St. Joseph Branch (South Bend-St. Joseph)