CHICAGO'S LOST STATIONS

ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Chicago District

Trains stopped in Paxton until the formation of Amtrak in 1971. Amtrak continues to serve Rantoul and a new intermodal station in Champaign.

Milepost locations are indicated, distance from Chicago.

Exact locations are not available for all stations.


Onarga (84.6) - station was located north of Seminary Ave., on the east side of the tracks.

Buckley (93.1) - station was located south of Lincoln St., on the east side of the tracks.

Paxton (102.8) - station was located south of Holmes St., on the east side of the tracks. The station was also used by the Nickel Plate, whose route paralleled Holmes St.

Rantoul (113.8) - station was located north of Sangamon Ave., on the east side of the tracks. The station building still stands, used by Amtrak.

Champaign (127.8) - station was located north of University Ave., on the west side of the tracks. The station building still stands, and was used by Amtrak until 1999 when the new intermodal station opened to the south.


MAPPING THE STATIONS

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

Iroquois County (S)
Ford County
Champaign County
Champaign/Urbana