RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CSX TRANSPORTATION

Monon Subdivision (North)

FORMERLY Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad (Monon Railroad)
OPENED 1882 by Chicago & Indianapolis Air line Railroad (Chicago-Monon)
OPENED 1853 by New Albany & Salem Railroad (Monon-Lafayette)
ABS installed 1911-1912
ABANDONED 1990 (Hammond-Munster)
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Cardinal and Hoosier State

Passenger service was originally discontinued in 1967, with the Thoroughbred. From 1975 to 1979, Amtrak's Floridian operated over this route, after having operated over deteriorating Penn Central trackage. And in 1980, Amtrak introduced the Hoosier State over this route, joined in 1986 by the Cardinal. Through Lafayette, trains previously operated directly in the middle of 5th Street. But in 2002, a railroad relocation project was completed, eliminating the street operation. At the same time, the Norfolk Southern former Wabash line through Lafayette was relocated, eliminating numerous grade crossings.

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Radio Frequency - 161.370 (AAR Channel 84)
Dispatcher - 160.290 (AAR Channel 12)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Chicago
Distance is from Chicago

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

19.8 State Line
20.7 Hammond
23.2 South Hammond
25.5 Maynard (PRR crossing)
25.8 Munster (junction-Elsdon Subdivision)
27.6 Dyer (Amtrak station)
29.0 Dyer Siding (CN crossing)
33.2 St. John (NS crossing)
39.5 Cedar Lake
44.8 Lowell
52.6 Shelby (NS crossing)
54.1 Thayer
56.5 Rose Lawn
62.2 Fair Oaks
65.8 Parr
68.1 Surrey
73.1 Rensselaer
77.0 Pleasant Ridge
83.1 Lee
88.4 Monon (junction)
95.8 Reynolds (TP&W crossing)
98.2 Smithson
102.1 Chalmers
106.2 Brookston
110.2 Ash Grove
112.9 Battle Ground
118.8 Lafayette Yard
120.1 Lafayette Passenger Station

1 track, Direct Traffic Control in use with automatic block signals, controlled by CSX "RB" Dispatcher in Calumet City. Automatic interlockings at all crossings with other railroads.

Mileposts are distances from Dearborn Station over original Monon route via Hammond.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Classic Track Diagrams

Track diagram as the line existed during the 1960's, when more passing sidings existed.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.