A New York
Central Budd Car; commonly referred to as a "Beeliner", heads
through the interlocking at M.A.L. Jct., just north of Jackson.
This passenger train probably originated in Jackson, and is
headed to Grand Rapids. This photo is taken from M.A.L. Jct.
Tower. You can see US-12 (now I-94) in the background.
This photo was taken around 1955. The
train, appears to be headed north on the southbound track.
This route was double tracked from just north of Pearl Street
Interlocking in Jackson, to Rives Junction in northern Jackson
County. "M.A.L." was a Michigan Central term and
stood for "Michigan Air Line", the name under which the original
GTW was built. The Grand Trunk Western called the location
"M.C." crossing, for the "Michigan Central".
New York Central