CHICAGO'S LOST STATIONS

BALTIMORE & OHIO

Main Line-Illinois

The main line to and from points east, included a few "neighborhood" stations on Chicago's south side.

Until 1915, Baltimore & Ohio and predecessor Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad operated commuter trains between Grand Central Station and Chicago Heights. Immediately south and west of Grand Central Station, those trains made several stops which could not be exactly located.

Exact locations are not available for all stations.


Chicago/Grand Central Station

Halsted Street - used by Chicago Heights trains, location unknown.

Blue Island Avenue - used by Chicago Heights trains, location unknown.

Ashland Avenue - used by Chicago Heights trains, location unknown.

Western Avenue - used by Chicago Heights trains, location unknown.

63rd Street - station was located on the north side of 63rd St., east of Oakley Ave., and on the west side of the tracks. The line was elevated at that location. This station was closed in 1971, with the formation of Amtrak.

South Chicago - an early station was located at the northwest corner of 95th St. and South Chicago Ave. At the time, the Baltimore & Ohio line from the southeast split, into the original "Brookdale" line proceeding north, and the newer line proceeding west and connecting with Rock Island trackage. All of this trackage has been abandoned.

South Chicago - station was located west of Commercial Ave., between 94th St. and 95th St. Baltimore & Ohio trains used Rock Island trackage at that location. The Rock Island trackage paralleled the Belt Railway of Chicago to the south, and the station was between the two railroads, north of the Rock Island line. Access presumably was from Commercial Ave., between the two railroad overpasses. This station was closed in 1971, with the formation of Amtrak.

East Side - a 1911 Sanborn map shows a station on the west side of Avenue L, north of 100th St., on the north side of the tracks. The line was elevated at that location. No timetables could be found showing trains stopping at this location.


MAPPING THE STATIONS

Locations of stations, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

Chicago Lawn Area (63rd St.)
South Chicago Area