RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

UNION PACIFIC

Springfield Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago & Alton Railroad/Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1852-1854 by Alton & Sangamon Railroad/St. Louis Alton & Chicago Railroad
ABS installed 1900-1903
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1907 (north of Springfield)/1911 (south of Springfield)
CTC installed 1961-1965/second track eliminated
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak St. Louis Route

Through Springfield between Ridgely and Iles, double track was constructed between 1891 and 1893. CTC did not eliminate this double track until the 1980's. At its peak, the only single track segments were between Rinaker and Plainview, and between Godfrey and Wann. CTC was installed between Rinaker and Plainview in 1933, and between Godfrey and Wann in 1940, originally controlled from various towers as linked below.

Radio Frequency - 161.280 (AAR Channel 78) (Bloomington-Iles)
Radio Frequency - 160.695 (AAR Channel 39) (Iles-Hazel Dell)
Radio Frequency - 161.280 (AAR Channel 78) (Hazel Dell-Carlinville)
Radio Frequency - 160.560 (AAR Channel 30) (Carlinville-Wann)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Bloomington to Wann
Distance is from Chicago

Due to line relocation, milepost 259.5 becomes milepost 262.0.

126.6 Bloomington
132.2 Shirley
136.3 Funk's Grove
140.9 McLean
145.8 Atlanta
150.0 Lawndale
155.7 Athol (CN crossing)
156.4 Lincoln
163.4 Broadwell
168.4 Elkhart
173.0 Williamsville
177.6 Sherman
182.9 Ridgley (I&M crossing)
185.1 Springfield
187.4 Iles (junction-NS)
188.9 Hazel Dell (junction-NS)
194.3 Chatham
200.0 Auburn
207.0 Virden
210.8 Girard (BNSF crossing)
214.5 Nilwood
223.8 Carlinville
225.9 Rinaker
234.2 Plainview
238.3 Shipman
246.0 Brighton
252.1 Godfrey (junction-KCS)
257.2 Alton
262.1 Wann

1 track, CTC in use.


TRACK DIAGRAM

This line is being upgraded for high speed operation, resulting in some changes.


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.