RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Chicago Subdivision

FORMERLY Illinois Central Railroad OPENED 1853 (Stuenkel-Kankakee)/1854 (Kankakee-Champaign)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1883 (Stuenkel-Kankakee)/1890 (Kankakee-Gilman)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1900-1902 (Gilman-Champaign)
ABS installed 1907 (Stuenkel-Kankakee)/1913-1916 (Kankakee-Champaign)
FOUR TRACKS constructed 1923 (Stuenkel-Monee)
THREE TRACKS constructed 1920-1923 (Monee-Otto)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1922-1923 (Stuenkel-Otto)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1924/bidirectional signaling (Otto-Gilman)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1942 (Gilman-Champaign)
CTC installed 1951 (Otto-Gilman)
CTC installed 1964-1965 (Stuenkel-Kankakee)/segments of third and fourth track eliminated
CTC installed around 1990 (entire segment)/second track eliminated
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Carbondale Route

Radio Frequency - 160.920 (AAR Channel 54) (Stuenkel-Rane)
Dispatcher - 161.190 (AAR Channel 72) (Stuenkel-Rane)
Radio Frequency - 161.190 (AAR Channel 72) (Rane-Champaign)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Stuenkel to Champaign
Distance is from Chicago

31.6 Stuenkel (south end 2 tracks)
34.2 Monee
40.5 Peotone
46.7 Manteno
49.5 Indian Oaks (north end 2 tracks)
54.2 Bradley
55.3 Kankakee Jct. (NS crossing/south end 2 tracks)
55.9 Kankakee
57.5 Gar Creek (north end 2 tracks)
60.3 Otto
61.6 Rane (south end 2 tracks)
64.3 Chebanse
69.1 Clifton
73.1 Ashkum
77.4 Danforth
78.4 North Gilman
81.1 Gilman (TP&W crossing/north end 2 tracks)
84.6 Onarga
87.6 Delrey (south end 2 tracks)
93.2 Buckley
98.7 Loda
102.8 Paxton
108.3 Ludlow
113.8 Rantoul
118.8 Thomasboro
122.5 Leverett
124.1 Leverett Jct. (north end 2 tracks)
127.8 Champaign (NS crossing/south end 2 tracks)

1 track, CTC in use, controlled by Dispatcher Desk #2 in Homewood. Some segments of 2 tracks.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Classic Track Diagrams

Track diagram as the line existed in the 1970's, when the line was still double track.


LOST STATIONS (NORTH OF GILMAN)

LOST STATIONS (SOUTH OF GILMAN)

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.