The New York Central Railroad is a successor to the Michigan Central Railroad and other railroads, consolidating its operations. Like all railroad history, it gets complicated.
The NYCRR's Lake Shore and Michigan Southern line went from Ypsilanti southwest to Hillsdale. Originally built as the Detroit, Hillsdale and Indiana Railroad with the construction happening in 1870. It became the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern in 1881.
The route went as follows:
- 0.0 Ypsilanti
- Washtenaw Avenue, crossing with the DJ&C Interurban
- 7.06 Pittsfield Junction, crossing of the Ann Arbor Railroad
- 11.08 Saline
- 17.32 Bridgewater
- 25.34 Manchester Junction, crossing of the NYC Jackson Branch
- Depot Days in Ann Arbor, Ray Anderson, RRHX; reprinted from the 1974 issue of Inside Track Magazine
- Detroit, Hillsdale and Southwestern map from 1916, RRHX
- Timetable: NYC Ypsilanti Branch, Michigan Railroads
- Lakeshore & Michigan Southern Railroad Route Map 1891, The 1891 Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer, Memorial Library, Pam Mardos Rietsch
- Beakes, p. 602
- Wikipedia: New York Central Railroad