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. Those trains would use the former Monon as far south as the Ames junction in Crawfordsville, and the former Peoria & Eastern line between Ames and Indianapolis. The Peoria & Eastern was a subsidiary of New York Central, that line as well as the former Monon is now part of CSX.
Radio Frequency - 161.370 (AAR Channel 84)
Dispatcher - 160.290 (AAR Channel 12)
ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS
120.1 Lafayette Passenger Station
120.7 Lafayette Jct. (junction-NS)
120.9 Lafayette Jct. Siding
129.5 South Raub
141.0 Cherry Grove
148.4 Ames (junction-CSX)
194.0 Wallace Jct.
197.8 Spring Cave
1 track, Direct Traffic Control in use, controlled by CSX "RB" Dispatcher in Calumet City. Automatic block signals in use between Lafayette and Ames. 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 and 1970's, when this was a signaled main line.