Location: Jackson, MI - MC Coach Yard
The Michigan Central's coach yard was located on the north side of the main line just east of the baggage building at Jackson union station. In earlier years, a coach yard locomotive/crew added and subtracted cars from main line trains and made up trains for the various branch lines to Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Toledo, Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and Niles/South Bend.
Photo info: Top, NYC 5883 works the Coach Yard in Jackson. 1950's. 2nd photo, the Coach Yard job switches a passenger train on the westbound main track. [both, Doug Leffler collection]