RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Centralia Subdivision

FORMERLY Illinois Central Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1854-1855
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1900-1902
ABS installed 1913 (Centralia-Carbondale)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1942 (Centralia-Carbondale)
ABS installed 1898-1903 (Carbondale-Cairo)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1924 (Carbondale-Cairo)
CTC installed around 1990/second track eliminated
Further information will be added here in the future.
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Carbondale Route and City of New Orleans

Radio Frequency - 161.190 (AAR Channel 72)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Centralia to Cairo
Distance is from Chicago

252.4 Centralia
253.1 BNSF Crossing
254.2 31 Switch
257.1 F Yard Lead
258.6 Irvington
262.9 Richview
266.3 Ashley (CSX crossing)
269.3 Radom
273.8 Bois
279.8 Tamaroa (junction-UP)
285.5 St. Johns
287.5 Du Quoin (junction-CN)
288.8 Eldorado Jct. (junction-CN)
290.4 Dowell Jct.
293.3 Dowell
295.5 Elkville
301.9 De Soto
306.9 North Yard
308.1 Carbondale
316.2 Makanda
323.4 Cobden
328.7 Anna
337.9 Dongola
340.8 Wetaug
342.7 Quarry
344.6 Ullin
349.1 Pulaski
353.1 Villa Ridge
355.7 Mounds Jct.
356.3 Mounds
361.4 Cairo

1 track, CTC in use, controlled by Dispatcher Desk #3 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.