New York Central originally used La Salle Street Station, sharing a route with the Rock Island Railroad as far south as Englewood. But after merging with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central, all trains were consolidated onto the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad route, serving Union Station.
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Radio Frequency - 160.800 (AAR Channel 46)
Radio Frequency - 160.305 (AAR Channel 13) (Chicago Union Station)
522.8 Chicago Union Station (Amtrak)
521.2 South Branch Bridge (drawbridge)
521.1 21st Street-Alton Jct. (CN crossing/remote-Amtrak Train Director)
518.5 CP 518 (junction-Metra)
516.9 55th Street Yard
516.5 58th Street
515.1 Park Manor Yard
513.3 CP 513
509.7 CP 509 (drawbridge)
508.3 State Line (IL-IN)
508.0 Colehour Yard
507.2 CP 507
507.0 Hammond-Whiting (Amtrak station)
506.5 CP 506
2 tracks, CTC in use. Some segments of 3 and 4 tracks. CTC controlled from Dearborn, MI. Chicago West Dispatcher controls trackage.
Mileposts are distances from Buffalo via former New York Central. Mileposts have been changed from former Pennsylvania Railroad mileposts.
Classic Track Diagrams
Track diagram as the line existed until the 1950's, when much of the line still had four tracks.