RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Champaign Subdivision

FORMERLY Illinois Central Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1855-1856
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1900-1902
ABS installed 1911-1916
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL installed 1925/deactivated around 1990
CTC installed around 1990/second track eliminated
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Carbondale Route

With automatic train control, this line was immune to the federal 79 mph in effect on many railroads. Until the line was single tracked, 90 mph was permitted. Until the 1960's or 1970's, 100 mph was permitted.

Radio Frequency - 161.190 (AAR Channel 72)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Champaign to Centralia
Distance is from Chicago

127.8 Champaign
129.6 Hillcrest
132.2 Savoy
137.1 Tolono (NS crossing)
141.9 Pesotum
145.6 Hayes
149.8 Tuscola (UP crossing)
154.1 Galton
157.9 Arcola
163.6 Humboldt
167.5 Dorans
172.4 Mattoon
179.3 Aetna
184.3 Neoga
191.2 Sigel
196.8 North Effingham
199.2 Effingham (CSX crossing)
205.7 Watson
211.5 Mason
214.8 Edgewood Jct. (junction-CN)
218.6 Laclede
223.1 Farina
228.9 Kinmundy (UP crossing)
233.6 Alma
239.0 Tonti
244.2 Odin (CSX crossing)
247.2 Sandoval Jct.
250.0 Branch Jct.
252.4 Centralia

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.


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.