RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CSX TRANSPORTATION

Porter Subdivision

FORMERLY New York Central Railroad (Michigan Central Railroad)
OPENED 1852
DOUBLE TRACK completed before 1905
ABS installed before 1909
SEARCHLIGHT ABS installed 1948-1949
CTC installed 1980's/second track eliminated
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Chicago-Detroit/1957

This original Michigan Central main line had crossed the New York Central main line at Porter (CP 482). In 1957, all Michigan Central passenger trains were shifted to the New York Central route west of Porter. Proposals for this line are to reconfigure the trackage at Porter, enabling a direct connection with the former Pere Marquette Grand Rapids Subdivision, as part of the new post-Conrail CSX.

Radio Frequency - 160.230 (AAR Channel 08)
Dispatcher - 160.320 (AAR Channel 14)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Chicago
Distance is from Detroit

259.5 Ivanhoe (CN crossing/remote-IHB dispatcher)
255.1 Tolleston (junction-CFW&E)
249.9 East Gary
246.7 Willow Creek (CSX Garrett Subdivision crossing/junction)
243.5 CP 243
240.7 CP 482 (junction-NS)

Ivanhoe to CP 243 - 1 track. CP 243 to CP 482 - 2 tracks. CTC in use.

Controlled by CSX "RA" Dispatcher in Calumet City.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.