Timetable: NYC - Old Road - Airline Junction to B/Elkhart
This was the original Lake Shore main line from Toledo to Chicago until the Air Line was built directly through northern Ohio and Indiana. Station hours and siding capacity as of 1918, 44' car lengths.
|Station||MP from Toledo||Notes|
|Broadway||DN I J|
|Swan Creek||DN I J|
|Z Tower (Air Line Jct) xYard||1.9||DN I TC=Z|
|Vulcan Tower xTT||DN I TC=VN|
|Sylvania, OH||10.2||D TC=SY P77|
|Ottawa Lake, MI||14.9||D P59 TC=KA|
|Riga Junction xDTI||I|
|Riga||20.1||D P21 TC=NK|
|Blissfield||22.2||DN W P69 TC=BN|
|Grovsenor xNYC||24.8||D X J TC=GS|
|Lenawee Junction||28.2||DN J Yard P72 TC=WA|
|WB Tower xWab||DN I TC=WB|
|Adrian||32.4||W T Yard P58 TC=AN|
|DT&I Crossing xDTI||I|
|Cadmus||40.0||D P23 TC=CM|
|Clayton||43.4||D P67 TC=CN|
|Hudson||49.8||D W P34 TC=HN|
|Pittsford||56.1||D P67 TC=FR|
|Osseo||59.9||D P30 TC=HK|
|Hillsdale||65.7||DN J W DS Yard P75 TC=D|
|Fort Wayne Junction xNYC||69.6||I Yard TC=JX|
|Jonesville||70.2||D J W Yard P38 TC=JO|
|Allen||75.3||D 23 TC=A|
|Quincy||81.8||D P31 TC=CY|
|Coldwater||88.2||W Yard P39 TC=C|
|Batavia||93.4||D P50 TC=BA|
|Bronson||98.9||D P54 TC=BR|
|Burr Oak||105.7||D P70 TC=UR|
|Sturgis||111.9||D W Yard P19 TC=RS|
|RK Tower xGRI xG&M||112.0||DN TC=RK|
|Klinger Lake||117.5||D P41 TC=ND|
|White Pigeon, MI||123.6||DN J W Yard P49 TC=GN|
|Vistula, IN||129.0||D P47 TC=CD|
|Bristol||134.1||DN P49 TC=KS|
|B Elkhart xNYC||DN I J TC=B|
|Elkhart||142.4||DN Yard TC=RT|
Riga Jct: This was an automatic interlocking.
Blissfield: Had a 1,040 foot standpipe track and water station.
Grovsnor: This was originally a crossing of the Canada Southern line from Grosse Isle to Fayette, IN. The line was pulled up east of Grovsnor leaving the Fayette Branch which was a junction instead of a crossing.
DT&I Crossing: In Adrian, this tower controlled the crossing. It was staffed during the day, and then not at all - levers being thrown by the train crew. This tower had an intercom line with WB Tower nearby.
Hudson: The Cincinnati Northern crossed under this line here. There was reportedly no rail connection between the two lines. Hudson also has a old stone bridge which still exists.
Hillsdale: The NYC dispatcher was located here in an office building which still exists east of the depot. The Detroit, Hillsdale and Southwestern Ry. came through here going west to Bankers. This line may have initially crossed the Old Road but quickly became a junction point, with the NYC using the DH&SW line southwest to reach the Fort Wayne line. Hillsdale was a major junction point for the Michigan Division of the NYC.
Jonesville was the junction which began the Northern Michigan Ry., which became the Lansing Branch of the LSMS/NYC. It left the main line going north just west of downtown Jonesville.
White Pigeon was a junction point with the Kalamazoo Branch.
Vistula was the first station in Indiana. In the 1950's, the NYC signaled the line from Three Rivers south through White Pigeon, Vistula, south to B.
B Elkhart: This was the junction with the Air Line main line.
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