ABANDONED RAILROADS

WABASH RAILROAD

Forrest District

FORMERLY Wabash Railroad/Norfolk & Western Railway
(Decatur Division/6th District)
CONSTRUCTED 1880 by Chicago & Strawn Railroad
ABS installed 1937
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: City Of Decatur/1971
ABANDONED 1991

Segment of former Wabash line between Chicago and Decatur, abandoned south of Manhattan which is the new end of the Metra Southwest line. After acquisition by Norfolk & Western, line was known as Forrest District.

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Manhattan to Forrest
Distance is from Chicago

39.6 Manhattan (CMSP&P crossing)
42.0 Arsenal
47.0 Symerton
51.1 Ballou
52.9 Ritchie
54.2 Custer Park
59.8 Essex
66.0 Reddick (NYC crossing)
70.0 Cardiff
72.2 Campus
76.6 Emington
82.4 Saumenin
87.4 Wing
92.4 Forrest (TP&W crossing)

1 track, timetable and train order operation in use with automatic block signals.


CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

Track diagram as the line existed in the 1980's.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.