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   
Plaster Creek     
Wyoming Yard    RH EH CS T C W Yard
Lamar Tower xNYC 3.5  DN I
Grandville  6.0   
Jenison  7.0  P16 
Hudsonville  11.8  P204 
Vriesland  16.0  P21
Zeeland  20.7   
Waverly  24.5  DN J RH C P110 Yard 
Holland  25.8  P128 
East Saugatuck 32.9  P118 
New Richmond  36.2   
Helper  37.5   
Fennville  40.4   
Wells  42.4  P210 
Pearl  44.0   
Bravo  46.0   
Pullman  48.1   
Grand Junction xMC 53.8  I P188 
Breedsville  58.0   
Bangor  60.6   
Gross  61.7  P216 
Hartford  68.8  J J 
Auto Spec  71.0   
Kirk  71.4  P210 
Watervliet  73.8   
Coloma  76.2   
Riverside  80.1   
Waldo  74.0   
Benton Harbor  86.0 
Drawbridge 87.6  SB I 
St. Joseph 87.9   
Vine (Glen Lord) 92.0  
Glenford 93.0  
Stevensville 94.9  
Fromac 96.0  
Livingston 97.3 P210
Bridgman 100.1  
Oakhall 103.0  
Sawyer 104.7 P204
Union Pier 111.1  
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

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