RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Waukesha Subdivision

FORMERLY Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway (Soo Line)
OPENED 1886 by Wisconsin Central Railway
ABS installed 1949-1951 (Wheeling-Fond Du Lac)
CTC installed 1960-1964
DOUBLE TRACK segments constructed early 2000's (Franklin Park-Trevor)
LAST INTERCITY PASSENGER TRAIN: Laker/1965
COMMUTER SERVICE: Metra North Central

Trains historically would use B&O (now CSX) Altenheim Subdivision between Grand Central Station and Forest Park. In 1996, Metra began operating over this line, using the former Milwaukee Road line between Chicago Union Station and Franklin Park (Tower B-12).

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Radio Frequency - 160.920 (AAR Channel 54)
Dispatcher - 161.295 (AAR Channel 79)

Stations/Milepost Locations

(Metra stops are capitalized)

Direction is northward from Chicago to Fond Du Lac
Distance is from Chicago (Grand Central Station Station)

10.9 Madison St. (connection-CSX)
11.0 Forest Park
15.2 Park
15.5 Tower B-12 (CP crossing/junction-Metra)
15.8 BELMONT AVE.
15.9 Junction 16
16.5 CP Lead
17.0 Junction 17
17.4 SCHILLER PARK
17.8 Schiller Park Yard
18.6 ROSEMONT
18.7 Junction 19
19.8 O'HARE TRANSFER
20.4 Junction 20
20.9 O'Hare
22.8 Des Plaines
23.4 Deval (UP crossing/remote-CY)
24.7 Prospect
26.6 PROSPECT HEIGHTS
27.4 South Wheeling
29.9 WHEELING
30.2 North Wheeling
32.0 BUFFALO GROVE
34.7 PRAIRIE VIEW
35.7 VERNON HILLS
37.9 Leithton (CN crossing)
38.6 Trafton (connection-Leithton Subdivision)
39.6 MUNDELEIN
40.5 Lomond
43.4 PRAIRIE CROSSING
44.0 Grayslake (CP crossing)
46.3 Ram
46.5 WASHINGTON ST.
48.5 ROUND LAKE BEACH
50.7 LAKE VILLA
52.5 North Lake Villa
53.1 Lake Villa
55.7 ANTIOCH
56.2 Coach Yard
57.5 Stateline
58.3 Trevor
61.1 Silver Lake
71.3 Nestle
72.7 Burlington
77.7 Honey Creek
80.6 Midway
86.2 Mukwonago
90.9 Vernon
97.2 Grand Ave. (junction-WSOR)
97.7 Waukesha
102.6 Duplainville (CP crossing/remote-CP dispatcher)
106.6 Sussex
117.7 Rugby Jct. (junction-WSOR)
122.6 Slinger (WSOR crossing)
129.5 Allenton
134.3 Marsh
138.3 Theresa
142.8 Lomira
147.1 Byron
153.3 Valley Siding
156.1 Fond Du Lac
157.2 Shops East
158.4 Shops Yard

1 and 2 tracks from Forest Park to Fond Du Lac. CTC in use, controlled by Dispatcher Desk #15 in Homewood. Mileposts are original Soo Line distances from Grand Central Station.


TRACK DIAGRAM

(Click for diagram of Chicago Union Station.)


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.