CHICAGO'S LOST STATIONS

CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN

West Chicago-Freeport

A line previously existed from West Chicago to Elgin, with branches beyond to Freeport and to Crystal Lake and points beyond. Service was discontinued to Freeport in the late 1940's.

Milepost locations are indicated, distance from Chicago via West Chicago.

Exact locations are not available for all stations.


West Chicago (30.0)

Wayne (35.3) - station was located south of Army Trail Rd., on the west side of the track. The building still stands.

South Elgin (39.2) - station was likely located north of State St., on the east side of the track.

Elgin (West Side) (42.5) - station was located on Crystal St. north of South St., on the west side of the track.

Gilberts (50.2) - station was likely located along Railroad St.

Huntley (55.2) - station was located on Woodstock St. south of Main St., on the north side of the track.

Union (62.9) - station was likely located along Depot St. west of Vine St., on the south side of the track.

Marengo (66.5) - station was located east of State St., on the south side of the track. The building was moved east to Union, to be preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Belvidere (78.2) - station was located west of Main St., on the north side of the track.

Cherry Valley (84.2) - station was located west of Cherry St., on the north side of the track.

East Rockford (92.0) - station was located west of 7th St., on the north side of the track. The building still stands.

Rockford (92.8) - station was located west of Main St., on the north side of the track.

Pecatonica (107.3) - station was located east of Reed St., on the north side of the track.

Freeport (120.9) - station was located east of Stephenson St., on the south side of the track. This station was shared with the Illinois Central. The station building still stands.


MAPPING THE STATIONS

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

Du Page County
Kane County (NE)
Kane County (W)
McHenry County (W)
Boone County
Winnebago County (W)
Stephenson County