Timetable: MCRR - DD&D Branch - Oakwood to Dearborn
The Detroit, Delray & Dearborn railroad was wholly owned by the Michigan Central for when it first opened. The DD&D was a cut off around the Detroit terminal for eastbound MC trains heading for downriver and Toledo. This branch was truncated when the Junction Yard branch next to the Ford Rouge complex was opened, and when the DT&I built the D&I branch across the DD&D in Allen Park.
|Station||MP from YD||Notes|
|Town Line Road (Greenfield Rd)||3.9||Note|
|Heal's Sand Track||3.5|
|Detroit Reduction Company||2.1|
|Junction Yard Branch Switch||J|
|Wabash Salt Spur||1.7||X|
|D&TSL Crossing||X I|
|Pleasant Street (YD Tower)||0.0||X J I|
Note: Most of the stations and mileage for this line were taken from a MCRR Station list before the double-track Junction Yard Branch was built between Melvindale and Junction Yard/Town Line. The reference to Town Line on this list is likely what is now known as Greenfield Road. The location is different than Town Line on the MC main line, also at Greenfield Road. In 1912, Fort Street crossed at grade.
According to old maps, this line was no longer used for through traffic once the MC's Junction Yard branch was completed along side the Rouge Works. When the D&I (DT&I) branch from Rouge to Flat Rock was built in a southwest direction, the DD&D branch was pulled up north of the crossing which was approximately near S. Dearborn Avenue. On it's original route, the DD&D passed through what is now the Ford Motor Engineering complex and Greenfield Village. (part of the engineering complex was the Ford Airport and the DD&D went through that for a short time).
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 | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard