RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

METRA/CANADIAN PACIFIC

C&M Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road)
OPENED 1873 by Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1888 (Chicago-Forest Glen)/1893 (Forest Glen-Rondout)
ABS installed 1900-1910
SEARCHLIGHT ABS installed 1943
CTC installed 1980
PASSENGER SERVICE: Metra Milwaukee North Line/Amtrak Milwaukee Route

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Radio Frequency - 160.770 (AAR Channel 44)

Stations/Milepost Locations

(Metra stops are capitalized)

Direction is westward from Chicago to Rondout

0.0 CHICAGO UNION STATION
0.5 Lake Street (interlocking/remote-Amtrak Train Director)
1.2 Morgan Street (interlocking/remote-Amtrak Train Director)
2.9 Tower A-2 (tower/UP crossing)
2.9 WESTERN AVENUE
3.2 Tower A-3 (remote-Tower A-2/east end coach yard)
4.1 Tower A-4 (remote-Tower A-5 Dispatcher/west end coach yard)
5.4 Tower A-5 (junction-Metra/remote-Tower A-5 Dispatcher)
6.4 HEALY
8.2 GRAYLAND (UP crossing/remote-Tower A-5 Dispatcher)
9.0 MAYFAIR (UP crossing/remote-CY)
10.2 FOREST GLEN
11.6 EDGEBROOK
14.3 MORTON GROVE
16.2 GOLF
17.4 GLENVIEW
18.8 GLEN/NORTH GLENVIEW
20.5 Tower A-20 (junction-CP)
21.1 NORTHBROOK
22.9 LAKE COOK ROAD
24.2 DEERFIELD
24.5 Deerfield West
27.8 Lake Forest East
28.3 LAKE FOREST
32.3 Rondout (CN crossing/junction-CP)

3 tracks from Chicago to Tower A-5. CTC in use, controlled from Metra's Consolidated Control Facility, by Tower A-5 Dispatcher. During nights and weekends controlled by Metra Southwest Dispatcher. Manual interlocking at Tower A-2.

2 tracks from Tower A-5 to Rondout, CTC in use, controlled by CP Rail dispatcher in Minneapolis.


TRACK DIAGRAM

(Click for diagram of Chicago Union Station.)

Classic Track Diagrams

Track diagram as the main line to Milwaukee existed around 1960, prior to the installation of CTC. CTC was installed between Tower A-5 and Rondout around 1980.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS (CHICAGO TERMINAL)

CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

City ordinances and history of track elevation in Chicago.