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
Detroit  0.0 DN
Delray xMC xNYC 4.4  DN I J
Ecorse Junction  5.2  DN J
Lincoln Park  7.6   
Lincoln Yard   Yard
Penford xDTI 12.6  DN I
Eureka  13.8  P107 
River Road  19.6   
Carleton xDTI 25.7  DN I J P97 
Monroe xNYC 35.7   
Erie  45.7  DN Yard
Alexis xNYC xMC 51.1  DN I
Hallett xTT 52.1  DN I J
Boulevard xPM xNYC 53.8  DN 
Manhattan xNKP 54.3  DN 
Galena  55.3  I J 
Toledo  56.2  DS X 
Olive  5603  DN X
Maumee River Bridge    SB 
Miami Street xNYC   X
Outer Yard Office 60.3 Yard
Walbridge xTT 61.5  DN 
Latcha  65.5   
Woodville  73.4   
Gibsonburg  78.6  DN P89
Helena  82.0   
Millersville  84.1   
Burgoon xLEW 87.5  DN X P110 
Bettesville  89.3   
Maple Grove xNKP 91.2  DN I
Cromers  93.7   
Coleman  97.5  I P193 
Tiffin xBO xB4 98.9  DN I
Ink  103.4  I P125 
Bloomville  108.7  I P151
St. Stephens  112.1   
Carrothers xPRR 114.9  DN I P122 
New Wasington xNOH 118.5 
Stack 119.1 DN P91
Tiro 124.7 P87
Vernon xB4 130.6 DN I P94n P62s
Toledo Junction 133.5 DN J P136
Mansfield 142.0  


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

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