CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

NEW YORK CENTRAL

Syracuse Division

Former New York Central main line between Syracuse and Buffalo. At the time, much of the route had four tracks. Where four tracks existed, the south pair of tracks were used by passenger trains, and the north pair of tracks were used by freight trains. Unusual is that the freight trains used left hand operation, meaning that the inside tracks were westbound and the outside tracks were eastbound.

Unlike other track diagrams at this Web site, these track diagrams do not include switches, especially at interlockings, due to an unavailability of older track charts. But employee timetables included locations of all signals. Manual interlockings with towers are indicated with blue rectangles, interlockings were identified by number or letter included within the rectangles. Remote interlockings are indicated with red rectangles.