RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Links marked with S or T include historical information on lost passenger Stations and interlocking Towers. Beyond the Chicago area, information on towers serving multiple railroads is generally not duplicated among branch lines.

This section is being expanded, to include additional lines further from Chicago. Pages for the added lines are marked with UC for Under Construction.


Former New York Central Railroad/Penn Central

Chicago Line (Chicago to Whiting) ST
Chicago Line (Whiting to Elkhart) ST
Chicago Line (Elkhart to Toledo) ST

Kankakee Line (Chicago to Schneider IN) T
Kankakee Branch (NIPSCO to Schneider) ST
(formerly South Bend to Schneider)
Kankakee Branch (Schneider to Hennepin) ST
(formerly Schneider to Zearing)

Marion District (Goshen to Anderson) UC

SC&S Branch (Hegewisch to Calumet Park) T
(formerly Colehour Jct. to Bernice)


Former Norfolk & Western Railway

Chicago District (Chicago to Pullman Jct.) T
(former Chicago & Western Indiana line to Hammond)
Chicago District (Pullman Jct. to Fort Wayne) ST

Michigan City Branch (Dillon to Argos IN) S

Bloomington District (Peoria to Gibson City) S
(formerly Peoria to Cheneyville)
Bloomington District (Gibson City to Bement) ST

Frankfort District (Lafayette to Hale) UC

New Castle District (Fort Wayne to New Castle) UC

Kokomo Spur (Kokomo to Frankfort) UC
(formerly Kokomo to Humrick)

Sharpsville Lead (Sharpsville to Tipton) UC
(formerly Peru to Tipton)


Abandoned Lines

New York Central/Western Division (Chicago to Whiting) ST
Pennsylvania/Chicago Division (Whiting to Tolleston) ST

Pennsylvania/Logansport Division (Chicago to Logansport) ST

South Bend Branch (Logansport to South Bend) UC
Butler Branch (Logansport to Butler) UC

New York Central/Joliet Branch (East Gary to Joliet) ST

New York Central/South Bend Branch (Benton Harbor to South Bend) UC

New York Central/Kankakee & Seneca Branch (Kankakee to Seneca) S

Wabash/6th District (Chicago to Forrest) ST

Wabash/4th District (Chicago to Montpelier OH) ST

Wabash/Streator Branch (Forrest to Streator) S


Lines Sold

Short line companies which eventually acquired some trackage.

BLOOMER LINE
Former Wabash from Forrest to Gibson City

CHICAGO FORT WAYNE & EASTERN
Former Pennsylvania Railroad from Tolleston to Crestline

KANKAKEE BEAVERVILLE & SOUTHERN
Several former New York Central and Nickel Plate branches southeast of Kankakee

CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND
Former Nickel Plate from Michigan City to Dillon