RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

South Shore Line

FORMERLY Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1903-1909 by Chicago Lake Shore & South Bend Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1903-1909 (Kensington-Gary)
ABS installed 1914 (Gary-South Bend)
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1926-1927 (Gary-South Bend)/1928-1929 (Kensington-Gary)
CTC installed 2007 (Kensington-Michigan City)/2011 (Michigan City-South Bend)
COMMUTER SERVICE: NICTD

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Radio Frequency - 161.355 (AAR Channel 83)

Stations/Former Stations/Milepost Locations

(Current NICTD stops are capitalized)

Direction is eastward from Kensington to South Bend
Distance is from original South Bend station

75.5 KENSINGTON
75.3 Kensington (CN crossing/junction-Metra)
74.7 Griffin
74.3 Ice House
73.8 Westlake
73.1 Calumet Port
72.7 Calumet Harbor
72.2 Dooley
70.7 HEGEWISCH (gantlet/high level platforms)
70.5 Burnham (NS crossing/remote-NS Cummings Drawbridge)
70.0 West End State Line Siding
69.4 Burnham Yard
69.2 State (IHB crossing/remote-IHB dispatcher)
68.5 HAMMOND (gantlet/high level platforms)
66.3 EAST CHICAGO (gantlet/high level platform)
64.9 Parrish
63.9 Parrish Siding
63.8 Cline
61.7 CLARK ROAD
61.5 Clark
60.6 Ambridge
59.7 Buchanan Street
58.8 GARY
58.1 Emerson (east end double track)
57.5 Goff Jct. (EJ&E crossing)
55.0 MILLER
54.0 Wilson-West End (west end double track)
51.5 Pauls Crossover
50.8 OGDEN DUNES
47.5 Wilson-East End (east end double track)
46.5 Bailly-West End
45.1 Dune Acres
44.5 Bailly-East End
43.7 Tremont West (siding)
43.7 DUNE PARK (high level platform/freight trains use siding)
43.0 Tremont East (siding)
41.8 Furnessville
40.4 Keiser
39.3 BEVERLY SHORES
38.6 Tamarack West (siding)
37.9 Tamarack East (siding)
36.0 Power West (siding)
35.2 Power East (siding)
34.5 10th Street (Amtrak crossing/remote-Amtrak-Chicago)
33.9 MICHIGAN CITY
33.0 School Street
32.3 CSS&SB crossing (non-interlocked)
32.2 SHOPS (Carroll Ave.)
31.6 Karwick Road
29.7 Davis
26.5 Andry
23.3 Tee Lake
21.9 Smith
18.9 Birchim (siding)
16.1 Lake Park
15.1 HUDSON LAKE
13.3 New Carlisle
10.4 Olive (siding)
5.4 Fisher
3.2 Grandview
1.9 Bendix
0.0 SOUTH BEND AIRPORT (high level platform/end of tracks)

2 tracks from Kensington to Emerson, 1 track from Emerson to CSS&SB Crossing Michigan City. CTC in use, controlled by dispatcher in Michigan City. North track only Westlake to Kensington signaled for westbound movements only.

1 track from CSS&SB Crossing Michigan City to Karwick Road. Unsignaled, yard limits rules apply.

1 track from Karwick Road to South Bend, CTC in use.

Gauntlet segments exist for high level platforms at Hegewisch, Hammond, and East Chicago. At each platform, one set of rails allows freight trains with wider cars to clear the platforms. High level platforms also exist at Dune Park, where freight trains use the siding, and at South Bend Airport, where the tracks end.


TRACK DIAGRAM

This track diagram does not show CTC between Michigan City and South Bend. A trip there is planned for the future.


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

SUBSTATIONS

Locations of electrical substations, using zoomable Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

All substations were constructed as part of the 1926 electrification, except Carroll along the East Chicago bypass constructed in 1956, and Hegewisch in 1983, providing additional electrical capacity with the introduction of new air conditioned cars.