Timetable: Pere Marquette - Main Line - Grand Rapids to Porter
This is a mostly single track main line extending to Porter, Indiana and Chicago beyond. Passing sidings as of 1949.
|Station||MP from GRUS||Notes|
|Grand Rapids Union Station||0.0||DN Yard|
|Second Avenue xMC xPRR||I|
|Wyoming Yard||RH EH CS T C W Yard|
|Lamar Tower xNYC||3.5||DN I|
|Waverly||24.5||DN J RH C P110 Yard|
|Grand Junction xMC||53.8||I P188|
|Vine (Glen Lord)||92.0|
|New Buffalo MI||115.1||J RH T C WP270|
|Michigan City IN xCI&L||125.3||I P143|
|Porter||136.6||DN I J J P100|
Grand Rapids Union station owned by PRR and shared by PM and MC.
Plaster Creek is the source of the water supply for the locomotives at Wyoming Yard.
Wyoming Yard coal dock has a 500 ton capacity.
Grandville begins double track all the way to Grand Rapids. Switch controled by CTC operator at Waverly.
Waverly had a coal pile and locomotives filled by crane. The CTC operator here controlled Grandville to East Saugatuck.
East Saugatuck hill was 1.23% ascending grade southbound for two miles with numerous curves. Helper engines for the grade were based at Helper, mp. 37.5.
Riverside was begining of double track south through Benton Harbor to Vine (except for drawbridge).
Drawbridge was single track, interlocked. Speed 10 mph on bridge.
Livingston had a two mile siding constructed in 1944.
New Buffalo had a eight stall roundhouse built in 1920 with a 90' turntable. A 300 ton coaling station was built here in 1930. Also had a wayside water reatment plant. All steam powered trains took on coal here for the trip to and from Chicago terminals.
Porter interlocking tower staffed by the NYC.
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