In the late 1970's, after deteriorated track conditions on two different Penn Central lines had made direct Amtrak service between Chicago and Indianapolis impractical, Amtrak selected upgrading of this unlikely line to enable restoration of such service. Amtrak service over this segment was introduced in 1980.
Between Indianapolis and Clermont, with abandonment of the original segment, trains now use the former Pennsylvania Railroad line between those points.
Radio Frequency - 160.800 (AAR Channel 46)
Dispatcher - 160.560 (AAR Channel 30)
ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS
6.2 Cunningham Road
7.4 Indiana Girls School
12.6 CP Clermont (junction-CSX)
46.2 Ames (junction-CSX)
1 track, Direct Traffic Control in use, controlled by CSX "IC" Dispatcher in Indianapolis.