RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former New York Central

Links marked with S or T include historical information on lost passenger Stations and interlocking Towers. Information on towers serving multiple railroads is not directly duplicated, but instead linked to a relevant page for the primary operating railroad.

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) ST

Abandoned Lines

New York Central/Western Division (Chicago to Whiting) ST


NYC WESTERN DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Kankakee Line (Chicago to Schneider IN) T
Kankakee Branch (NIPSCO to Schneider) ST
(formerly South Bend to Schneider)
Kankakee Branch (Schneider to Hennepin) ST
(formerly Schneider to Zearing)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

KANKAKEE BEAVERVILLE & SOUTHERN (Sheff to Free/Handy to Stewart)
(formerly Schneider to Danville)

ELKHART & WESTERN RAILROAD (Elkhart to Mishawaka)
(formerly Goshen to Niles)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (MAIN LINE)

Chicago Line (Elkhart to Toledo) ST


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (OLD ROAD)

Abandoned Lines

Old Road (Sturgis to Coldwater) UC
Old Road (Hillsdale to Adrian) UC

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

GRAND ELK RAILROAD (Elkhart to White Pigeon Jct.)
MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD (White Pigeon Jct. to Sturgis)

INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD (Coldwater to Hillsdale)

ADRIAN & BLISSFIELD RAILROAD (Adrian to East Riga)
(formerly Adrian to Toledo)


NYC TOLEDO DIVISION (BRANCH LINES)

Abandoned Lines

G&M Branch (Goshen to Sturgis) UC

Jackson Branch/Monroe Branch/Morenci Branch UC

Fort Wayne Branch (Fort Wayne to Steubenville) UC
Fort Wayne Branch (Jonesville to Jackson) UC

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD (Steubenville to Jonesville)


NYC INDIANA DIVISION

Marion District (Goshen to Anderson) UC

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

KANKAKEE BEAVERVILLE & SOUTHERN (Kankakee to Templeton)

Abandoned Lines

Michigan Branch (Anderson to North Vernon) UC

Kankakee & Seneca Branch (Kankakee to Seneca) S


NYC DETROIT DIVISION

Detroit Line (Detroit to Toledo) UC

North Yard Branch/Sterling Secondary (Detroit to Utica) UC
(formerly Detroit to Millington)

Abandoned Lines

Saginaw Branch (Denmark Jct. to Saginaw) UC

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY (Millington to Munger)
(formerly Millington to Bay City)

HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY (Vassar to Colling)
(formerly Vassar to Owendale)


NYC MICHIGAN DIVISION

Michigan Line (Kalamazoo to Detroit) UC

Line Sold to Amtrak

AMTRAK (Porter to Kalamazoo)

Abandoned Lines

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

Ypsilanti Branch (Ypsilanti to Hillsdale) UC

Gladwin Branch (Pinconning to Gladwin) UC
Mackinaw Branch (Gaylord to Mackinaw City) UC

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

GRAND ELK RAILROAD (White Pigeon Jct. to Kalamazoo)

JACKSON & LANSING RAILROAD (Jackson to Lansing)

GREAT LAKES CENTRAL RAILROAD (Owosso to Fergus)
(formerly Lansing to Saginaw)

HURON & EASTERN RAILWAY (Saginaw to Bay City to Midland)

LAKE STATE RAILWAY (Bay City to Gaylord)

INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD (Jonesville to Litchfield)
(formerly Jonesville to Springport)


NYC/MC WEST DIVISION

Abandoned Lines

South Bend Branch (Benton Harbor to Niles) UC
South Bend Branch (Niles to South Bend) UC

St. Joseph Branch (South Bend to St. Joseph) UC