Location: Jackson, MI - Michigan Central Yard

MC Jackson, MI yardMC Jackson, MI yardThe MC terminal yard was relocated to Jackson, west of Elm Street in the 1870's.

Also known as Jackson Junction yard, the yard had a capacity of 2,000 cars. The Fort Wayne Yards, west of Jackson Junction had a capacity of 150 cars.

Jackson Yard had water tower and standpipe facilities for filling locomotives.

Photo info: Top, the yard now under Conrail control in 1979, taken from the yard tower looking east. Note the caboose track on the right and the RIP tracks beyond that. [Doug Leffler]. 2nd photo an old shot of Jackson Yard with over a dozen locomotives waiting to be deployed. The building in the top right of the photo may be the Division offices. Note: Page avenue at the top of the photo, which looks over the yard from the north. [Doug Leffler collection].

 

Location: Jackson, MI - Michigan Central Yard

MC Jackson, MI yardMC Jackson, MI yardThe MC terminal yard was relocated to Jackson, west of Elm Street in the 1870's.

Also known as Jackson Junction yard, the yard had a capacity of 2,000 cars. The Fort Wayne Yards, west of Jackson Junction had a capacity of 150 cars.

Jackson Yard had water tower and standpipe facilities for filling locomotives.

Photo info: Top, the yard now under Conrail control in 1979, taken from the yard tower looking east. Note the caboose track on the right and the RIP tracks beyond that. [Doug Leffler]. 2nd photo an old shot of Jackson Yard with over a dozen locomotives waiting to be deployed. The building in the top right of the photo may be the Division offices. Note: Page avenue at the top of the photo, which looks over the yard from the north. [Doug Leffler collection].

 

Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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