RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former New York Central

Typically NYC lines east of Chicago in northern Indiana and Michigan.

NYC divisions typically had a main line and some branch lines. Many branch lines did not have real names until after the 1968 Penn Central merger. As divisions were consolidated resulting in multiple main lines, different naming systems were adopted.

Many segments have been abandoned, or sold to short line operators.


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

Line Sold to Kankakee Beaverville & Southern Railroad

Danville Branch (Schneider-Sheff-Free/Handy-Stewart-Danville)

Line Sold to Elkhart & Western Railroad

St. Joseph Branch (Goshen-Elkhart-Mishawaka-Niles)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (MAIN LINE)

Chicago Line (Elkhart-Toledo)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (OLD ROAD)

Line evolved as follows:

Elkhart-White Pigeon Jct. (Sold to Grand Elk Railroad)
White Pigeon Jct.-Sturgis (Sold to Michigan Southern Railroad)
Sturgis-Coldwater (abandoned)
Coldwater-Hillsdale (Sold to Indiana Northeastern Railroad)
Hillsdale-Adrian (abandoned)
Adrian-East Riga (Sold to Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road)
East Riga-Toledo (abandoned)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Line Sold to Indiana Northeastern Railroad

Fort Wayne Branch (Fort Wayne-Steubenville-Jonesville-Jackson)

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)


NYC DETROIT DIVISION (BAY CITY BRANCH)

Line evolved as follows:

Detroit-Utica (North Yard Branch/Sterling Secondary)
Utica-Millington (abandoned)
Millington-Munger (Sold to Huron & Eastern Railway)
Munger-Bay City (abandoned)


NYC DETROIT DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Junction Yard Running Track (YD-Town Line)

Line Sold to Huron & Eastern Railway

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)

Line Sold to Grand Elk Railroad

Kalamazoo Branch (White Pigeon Jct.-Kalamazoo)

Line Sold to Jackson & Lansing Railroad

Saginaw Branch (Jackson-Lansing)

Line Sold to Great Lakes Central Railroad

Saginaw Branch (Lansing-Owosso-Fergus-Saginaw)

Line Sold to Huron & Eastern Railway

Saginaw Branch/Midland Branch (Saginaw-Bay City-Midland)

Line Sold to Lake State Railway

Mackinaw Branch (Bay City-Gaylord-Mackinaw City)

Line Sold to Indiana Northeastern Railroad

Lansing Branch (Jonesville-Litchfield-Lansing)

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)