MICHIGAN'S INTERLOCKINGS

NEW YORK CENTRAL

Michigan Division

Now owned by State of Michigan, operated by Amtrak.

Was a double track line with single direction ABS, until installation of single track CTC between 1986 and 1988.


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TOWER 1 (Kalamazoo)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1893
Closed 1962, remotely controlled from BO Tower

Crossing with Grand Elk Railroad (former Pennsylvania Railroad).

BO TOWER (Kalamazoo)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1893
Closed October 25, 2016

Crossing with New York Central Kalamazoo Branch.

KALAMAZOO
Mechanical interlocking installed 1900
Closed 1962, remotely controlled from BO Tower

Former crossing with New York Central CK&S Branch, not included in Conrail 1976.

BOTSFORD WEST END
Mechanical interlocking installed
Closed 1937, remotely controlled from BO Tower

West end Botsford Yard.

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NICHOLS (Battle Creek)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1887
Closed 1982, remotely controlled by Grand Trunk Western CTC dispatcher

Former crossing, now a junction, with Grand Trunk Western main line. In 1982, former New York Central line through Battle Creek was abandoned, replaced with trackage rights via former Grand Trunk Western.

TOWER A (Albion)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1888
Closed 1931, remotely controlled from station

Former crossing with New York Central Lansing Branch, abandoned 1943.

JACKSON (Pearl Street)
Mechanical interlocking installed before 1928
Closed late 1980's, remotely controlled by CTC dispatcher

Junction with Saginaw Branch.

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EAST YARD (Jackson)
Interlocking installed
Closed late 1960's

East end Jackson Yard.

WAYNE JCT.
Mechanical interlocking installed 1888
Closed by 1980's

Crossing with Pere Marquette Saginaw Subdivision.

TOWN LINE
Mechanical interlocking installed 1919
Closed by 1980's

Junction with Junction Yards Branch.

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WEST DETROIT
Mechanical interlocking installed 1890
Electric interlocking installed 1907
Closed 1988

Junction with Detroit Line.

BAY CITY JCT. (Detroit)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1900
Closed around 1967, remotely controlled from West Detroit

Junction with Bay City Branch.

20TH STREET (Detroit)
Electric interlocking installed 1913
Closed around 1967, remotely controlled from West Detroit

Tower controlled west end Michigan Central station.

15TH STREET (Detroit)
Electric interlocking installed 1913
Closed around 1967, remotely controlled from West Detroit

Tower controlled east end Michigan Central station.