CN / GTW lines in Pontiac

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Re: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac

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chapmaja wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:34 pm
MRC_Andrew wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Here's a couple maps I've found that give an overview of the Pontiac area in general during 1947:
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/ ... /Michigan/

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/ ... /Michigan/

As far as I know, all rail lines are shown and named.
Very interesting maps. Was there ever a connection between the Air Line and the Holly Subdivision, of did trains have to take the Belt Line around Pontiac to head west on the Air Line? I thought I recall an article about a trip on the line in the 1960's that said they had to back down the main to head west and had to back into the yard upon their return from Jackson. This would indicate a connection, but the map from 1947 doesn't show a connection between the lines. Was this something added later?
Yes, there a southwest connection between the Airline (Jackson Sub) at MAL crossing at Franklin Road, Pontiac. The Jackson local back out of Pontiac yard to MAL crossing and then head west to Jackson. The train from the Jackson Sub pull onto the Holly Sub and then back up all the way to the Pontiac Yard.

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