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)

via Former PRR (Chicago to Whiting)
Chicago Line (Whiting to Elkhart)

Abandoned Lines

New York Central/Western Division (Chicago to Whiting)


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 Line (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)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Toledo Division Old Road (Elkhart-White Pigeon Jct.)
(GRAND ELK RAILROAD)

Toledo Division Old Road (White Pigeon Jct.-Sturgis-Coldwater)
(MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD/part)

Toledo Division Old Road (Coldwater-Hillsdale-Adrian)
(INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD/part)

Toledo Division Old Road (Adrian-East Riga-Toledo)
(ADRIAN & BLISSFIELD RAILROAD/part)


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

Detroit Line (Detroit-Toledo)

North Yard Branch/Sterling Secondary (Detroit-Utica-Millington)
Junction Yard Running Track (YD-Town Line)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Bay City Line (Millington-Munger-Bay City)
Caro Branch (Vassar-Colling-Owendale)
(HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY/part)

Abandoned Lines

Saginaw Line (Denmark Jct.-Saginaw)


NYC MICHIGAN DIVISION

Michigan Line (Kalamazoo-Detroit)

Line Sold to Amtrak

Michigan Line (Porter-Kalamazoo)

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)

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

Mackinaw Line (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 Line 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)