ABANDONED RAILROADS

ERIE RAILROAD

Chicago Subdivision

FORMERLY Erie Railroad/Erie Lackawanna Railroad
OPENED 1883 by Chicago & Atlantic Railway
DOUBLE TRACK constructed before 1912
ABS installed before 1912
CTC installed 1932 (HY Tower-Griffith)
CTC installed 1963-1965 over additional segments/second track eliminated
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Lake Cities/1970
DOWNGRADED/ABANDONED after 1976

Line was not included as part of Conrail with its formation in 1976, with traffic shifted to former Penn Central lines. A succession of short line operators attempted to preserve service on the line, but these attempts failed and the line was basically abandoned.

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Chicago to Huntington
Distance is from Marion

248.3 Hammond
246.8 HY Tower
243.6 ND Tower (NYC crossing)
243.2 Highland
240.2 Griffith (GTW/EJ&E/NYC crossing)
232.9 Crown Point
220.0 Boone Grove
213.7 Kouts (PRR crossing)
206.4 Wilders (Monon crossing)
205.1 Lomax
199.4 North Judson (C&O/NYC/PRR crossing)
193.0 Aldine
183.0 Monterey
179.7 Delong (PRR crossing)
177.8 Leiters
171.8 Pershing
168.3 Rochester
167.9 RS Tower (NKP crossing)
165.0 Manitou
163.3 Athens
158.6 Akron
152.8 Disko
148.1 Round Lake
146.6 Laketon
146.0 Newton (PRR crossing)
144.3 Bolivar (NYC crossing)
141.8 Servia
135.5 Bippus
134.0 WO
126.6 Huntington (Wabash crossing)

Most of Route - 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation. During 1960's, segment between North Judson and Huntington single tracked with CTC.

Between Hammond and HY Tower, Chesapeake & Ohio had trackage rights over double track line. Between HY Tower and Griffith, Erie and Chesapeake & Ohio each owned one track.


CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

Track diagram as the line existed in the 1960's, when the line was still mostly a double track main line.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.