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)
ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS
19.8 State Line
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
52.6 Shelby (NS crossing)
56.5 Rose Lawn
62.2 Fair Oaks
77.0 Pleasant Ridge
88.4 Monon (junction)
95.8 Reynolds (TP&W crossing)
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.
Classic Track Diagrams
Track diagram as the line existed during the 1960's, when more passing sidings existed.