The NE States bypassed Cleveland Union Terminal and used the lakefront line. Reductions in service beginning with the Perlman/Young administration saw the eastbound rerouted via CUT. The westbound never normally operated through CUT. How's this for a consist. In my June, 1954 (only one I have) NY Central System Train Register and Watch comparison book, Form T-129, this is what the westbound NE States had leaving Springfield, Mass, June 10, 1954. Engines 5006, 4010, 4039. Dorm 8970, coaches 2667. 2931, 2944, sleepers Michigan City Harbor, Imperial Majesty, Humber Bay, Onondaga Valley, twin unit diner 480/406, sleepers Morning Valley, Caribou Valley, Zoar Valley, observation Bonnie Brook. Conductor Mallouef, Engineers Maynard and Freegon. Lost 4 minutes at Springfield coupling on helper #5006 (an FM unit that happened to be skulking around on the Boston & Albany Div at this time - hence two engineers). Great good old days.