Timetable: PRR - Main Line - Lincoln Park to Carleton (and Toledo)
This was the Pennsylvania's main line into Detroit. The PRR reached the north side of the Maumee River in Toledo in the late 1880's but the line north to Detroit was not built until the early 1920's. The PRR used extensive trackage rights to reach Detroit on the Ann Arbor, Pere Marquette, Wabash and Union Belt of Detroit. Station hours and siding capacity based on 1946.
|Station||MP from Detroit||Notes|
|Delray xMC xNYC||4.4||DN I J|
|Ecorse Junction||5.2||DN J|
|Penford xDTI||12.6||DN I|
|Carleton xDTI||25.7||DN I J P97|
|Alexis xNYC xMC||51.1||DN I|
|Hallett xTT||52.1||DN I J|
|Boulevard xPM xNYC||53.8||DN|
|Maumee River Bridge||SB|
|Miami Street xNYC||X|
|Outer Yard Office||60.3||Yard|
|Burgoon xLEW||87.5||DN X P110|
|Maple Grove xNKP||91.2||DN I|
|Tiffin xBO xB4||98.9||DN I|
|Carrothers xPRR||114.9||DN I P122|
|New Wasington xNOH||118.5||X|
|Vernon xB4||130.6||DN I P94n P62s|
|Toledo Junction||133.5||DN J P136|
Double track from Fort Street Union Depot via the Union Belt of Detroit (to Delray) and on to Ecorse Junction. Single track from there through Lincoln Park on PRR's own line to Carleton. Then double track on the Pere Marquette using trackage rights from Carleton to Alexis, and joint PM/AA/PRR to Toledo. Single track over the Maumee River. Double track south through gibsonburg, and then from Bettesville to Cromers. Another double track section from Bloomville to Carrothers.
Not all stations are shown on the Union Belt of Detroit or the Pere Marquette.
Ecorse Junction to Carleton equipped with automatic block signals.
Manhattan: The Nickle Plate staffed this tower.
Galena interlocking was remoted from Manhattan. Branch uses PRR track south of Galena.
The PRR train dispatcher was located at Toledo. The crossing of the Toledo Manufacturers Ry and the W&LE was not interlocked. Target.
Maumee River drawbridge was a swing bridge. Operated from Olive Tower which was adjacent. Bridge was not interlocked. Equipped with smash boards. Trains to stop before proceeding over bridge.
Miami Street crossing was not interlocked. Controlled by a target on site.
Coleman interrlocking was remotely operated from Tiffin.
Ink interlocking was remotely operated from Tiffin.
Bloomville interlocking was remoted from Carrothers.
Maximum speed on this branch was 70 mph for passenger, 50 mph for freight between Ecorse Junction and Carleton. Trains limited to 30 mph from Galena to Oak Street. From Oak Street to Toledo Junction speeds 70/50.
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