RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CANADIAN NATIONAL

Former Illinois Central

Links marked with S or T include historical information on lost passenger Stations and interlocking Towers. Information on towers serving multiple railroads is not directly duplicated, but instead linked to a relevant page for the primary operating railroad.

Lines are grouped into historic operating divisions. As passenger service declined during the 1950's, many divisions were consolidated.

Illinois Central historically identified its lines as districts, prior to adopting the CN term subdivision.


IC MAIN LINE

Chicago Subdivision (Chicago-Stuenkel) ST
Chicago Subdivision (Stuenkel-Champaign) ST
Champaign Subdivision (Champaign-Centralia) T
Centralia Subdivision (Centralia-Cairo) UC


IC ILLINOIS DIVISION SECONDARY/BRANCH LINES

Gilman Subdivision (Gilman-Springfield) UC

Effingham Subdivision (Effingham-Newton) UC

Herscher Line (Otto-Herscher-Kempton) S

Rantoul Line (Le Roy-Dewey-Rantoul-Potomac) S

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Bloomington District (Kempton-Colfax-Bloomington)
(BLOOMER LINE)

Effingham District/Indianapolis District (Newton-Indianapolis)
(INDIANA RAIL ROAD/part)

Abandoned Lines

Pontiac District (Saxony-Minonk) S


IC SPRINGFIELD DIVISION

Peoria Subdivision (Peoria-Mattoon) UC

Heyworth Line (Clinton-Heyworth) ST

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Clinton District (Centralia-Assumption-Decatur-Clinton)
(DECATUR JUNCTION RAILWAY/part)

Abandoned Lines

Springfield District (Springfield-St. Louis) UC
Mattoon District (Mattoon-Evansville) UC
Amboy District (Heyworth-Freeport) UC
Havana District (Champaign-Havana) UC
Decatur District (White Heath-Decatur) UC


IC ST. LOUIS DIVISION SECONDARY/BRANCH LINES

Bluford Subdivision (Edgewood-Metropolis Jct.) UC

St. Louis Subdivision (St. Louis-Du Quoin) UC
Eldorado Subdivision (Du Quoin-Eldorado) UC

Abandoned Lines

Texas Line/Murphysboro District (Pinckneyville-Carbondale/Cape Girardeau) UC
Carbondale District + Branches (Carbondale-Paducah) UC


IC IOWA DIVISION

Freeport Subdivision (Chicago-Freeport) ST
Dubuque Subdivision (Freeport-Dubuque) ST

Abandoned Lines

Madison District (Freeport-Madison) UC


FORMER ALTON/GULF MOBILE & OHIO

Joliet Subdivision (Chicago-Joliet) ST

Sparta Subdivision (St. Louis-Baldwin-Percy-Cairo) UC