Location: CP 2, Spring Arbor, MI

NYC train at Spring Arbor

CP 2 (control point 2) was the east end of a two mile long passing track on the New York Central Air Line branch in Jackson County. This was installed with the 1950's track modernization program which created this line as a high-speed freight route between Jackson and Elkhardt, Indiana. CP 2 was controlled by the Jackson dispatcher.

Photo Info: Top, New York Central train DC-1 passes CP-2 in Spring Arbor in 1963. 1014 is a Alco FA freight locomotie. Control equipment for CP-2 is in the equipment hut. [Doug Leffler]