Timetable: NYC - Fort Wayne Branch - Jackson to Fort Wayne
This was the original Fort Wayne & Jackson railroad. The route was reorganized several times, becomming the Fort Wayne Branch of the Lake Shore and then New York Central from Jackson south to Fort Wayne, IN. Station hours and siding capacity from 1936 and based on 44' cars.
|Station||MP from Jackson||Notes|
|Jackson||0.0||DN C W J RH|
|OD Tower xNYC||1.1||DN|
|Haires (Jct w/Air Line)||5.1||J|
|Fort Wayne Junction xNYC||25.3|
|Hillsdale (Jct w/NYC Old Road)||29.2||D DS J W Yard|
|Bankers (Jct w/Ypsi branch)||33.4||J|
|Montgomery (in Michigan)||43.4||D P36|
|Ray (in Indiana)||47.1||D|
|Pleasant Lake||62.7||D W P27|
|WX Tower xNYC||72.7||DN P41|
|Auburn xPRR xBO||77.7||D P35|
|Fort Wayne xCL xBO xPRR||98.5||D W Yard|
Jackson: Early on, this branch line may have crossed the MC main line near Jackson Junction to get to a station which was on the north side of the main line. Soon, this line used Jackson's union station. The yard in Jackson was known as the "Fort Wayne Yard" and was approximately near where the Amtrak section house is today just east of the Union Station.
Jackson: The Fort Wayne Branch ran on the north side of the Michigan Air Line from Jackson to Haires. Then, for a time, both lines operated as double track.
OD Tower: 10 mph through this interlocking.
Haires: The Fort Wayne Branch crossed over the Air Line as it turned south here.
Fort Wayne Junction: This line originally crossed the Old Road and ran to Bankers directly. Early on, the Fort Wayne branch used a wye at Fort Wayne Junction to access Hillsdale, then used the Ypsilanti Branch from Hillsdale (wye) to Bankers. Even though the route from Fort Wayne Junction to Bankers was seldom used, it was maintained for many years because of the lease terms with the owner. Motor car groups used this short section occasionally.
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
[REF] = NYC Timetable plus additions.