Timetable: MCRR - Main Line Western Division - Niles to Chicago

This is the original Michigan Central main line to Chicago, completed about 1852. Station hours and passing sidings (44' cars) are as of 1947.

Station MP from Detroit Notes
East End 186.6  DN 
Niles Terminal    Yard 
Lake Street  190.1  DN 
Niles Depot  190.6   
Niles West Hill     
Buchanan  197.2 
Galien  204.7  DN 
Barnett Siding    
Avery Track Pan    TP 
Three Oaks  210.4  DN 
New Buffalo  217.6  D P106w
Grand Beach (in Michigan)    
MC Yard (in Indiana)   Yard
Drawbridge    SB 
Michigan City  227.5  RH 
CI&L Crossing xCIL     
10th Street Tower xCSS    DN I 
Porter xLSMS  239.3  DN I J P112w P115e
Willow Creek xBO  245.3  DN I P96w P115e
East Gary  248.5  DN 
Gary  253.7  FH 
Tolleston xPRR  255.0  DN I P145w P96e
Ivanhoe xEJE  259.1  DN I P123e
Gibson Transfer    Yard 
Gibson xIHB 260.4  DN I
Hammond xNP xErie xCIL  263.4 
Calumet Park xIHB xBO xPRR  265.2  DN IHB Yard 
Calumet River Bridge   I LB
Kensington KD    Yard 
Kensington xIC  270.4   
Grand Crossing     
63rd Street  277.0   
Hyde Park     
39th Street    
22nd Street    
Chicago Station 283.5  
Chicago Yard   EH Yard
Randolph Street   EH


In New Buffalo, the PM crosses the MC on an overhead bridge.

Note Key: BB=Bascule Bridge | C=Coal | CS=Car Shop | D=Open > Day | DN=Open Day and night | DS=Dispatcher | DT=Double Main Track | EH=Enginehouse | F=Diesel Fuel | HI=Half Interlocked Crossing | I=Interlocked Crossing | J=Junction | LB=Liftbridge | N=Open at night | P=Passing Track w/40' car capacity | Q=Quarry | RH=Roundhouse # stalls | RT=Railroad Resort | S=Scales | SB=Swingbridge | T=Turntable | TC=Telegraph call | TP=Track Pan | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard

[REF] = MC employee timetable #25 4/27/1947, plus additions.