RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

Chillicothe Subdivision (2nd District)

FORMERLY Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe)
OPENED 1888 by Chicago Santa Fe & California Railway
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1905-1911
ABS installed 1909 (Chillicothe-Edelstein/Knox-Cameron)
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL installed 1925/bidirectional signaling
CTC installed by 1950's
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL deactivated 1970
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak Southwest Chief

In 1996, Amtrak's Southwest Chief began using the former Burlington Northern line between Chicago and Galesburg, and continues to use this line west of there. The Galesburg connection is actually made at CP 1844 and CP 1850, which is a wye with a connecting track to and from the former Burlington Northern line. The Burlington Northern line actually crosses under the Santa Fe line near Cameron, a short distance west.

Radio Frequency (Chillicothe-Williamsfield) - 160.650 (AAR Channel 36)

Radio Frequency (Williamsfield-Fort Madison) - 160.380 (AAR Channel 18)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Chillicothe to Fort Madison
Distance is from Chicago

130.0 Chillicothe
131.9 West Chillicothe
138.1 Edelstein
139.5 CP 1395
144.7 Princeville
149.5 Monica
153.5 Laura
158.4 Williamsfield
163.3 Dahinda
165.9 Appleton
171.2 Knox
173.7 Yost
178.5 Galesburg
180.0 GI
184.4 CP 1844
185.0 CP 1850
186.0 Cameron
190.2 Nemo
191.9 Ormonde
197.1 Ponemah
200.7 Smithshire
204.6 Media
208.9 Stronghurst
212.5 Decorra
218.9 Lomax
224.8 Dallas City
226.6 Pontoosuc
230.7 Niota
231.8 Mississippi RB
234.0 East Fort Madison
234.3 Fort Madison

2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by dispatchers in Fort Worth, Texas. DS25 Dispatcher controls trackage Chillicothe to Williamsfield, DS26 Dispatcher controls trackage Williamsfield to Fort Madison.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.