ABANDONED RAILROADS

CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN

Chicago District

FORMERLY Chicago Great Western Railroad
OPENED 1888 by Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1910 (Forest Park-Elmhurst)
ABS installed 1911
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Chicago-Oelwein/1956
ABANDONED 1972-1976

Trains historically used trackage rights over Baltimore & Ohio between Grand Central Station and Forest Park. And trains used trackage rights over Burlington Route and Illinois Central between Galena Jct. and Dubuque.

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Chicago to Dubuque
Distance is from Chicago

10.3 Forest Park (junction-B&O)
11.6 Maywood
13.1 Bellwood
16.8 Elmhurst
17.2 IC crossing
25.6 Carol Stream
30.7 Ingleton
35.9 St. Charles
41.4 Wasco
45.6 Lily Lake
48.6 Virgil
56.6 Sycamore
61.9 CMStP&P crossing
69.8 Esmond
78.4 Holcomb (CB&Q crossing)
87.8 Byron
88.3 CMStP&P crossing
100.9 German Valley
106.7 South Freeport
129.0 East Stockton
131.1 Stockton
131.5 Golden
143 3 Elizabeth
146.6 North Hanover
155.4 Aiken
157.6 Galena Jct. (junction-CB&Q)

1 track, timetable and train order operation in use with automatic block signals. 2 tracks between Forest Park and IC crossing Elmhurst, between East Stockton and Golden, and between Aiken and Galena Jct.


LOST STATIONS (EAST OF SYCAMORE)

LOST STATIONS (WEST OF SYCAMORE)

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.