RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former Norfolk & Western/Nickel Plate Road

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


CHICAGO DIVISION

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


CLOVERLEAF DISTRICT

Most of line sold or abandoned

Decatur-Craigville (abandoned)
Craigville-Marion (WABASH CENTRAL RAILROAD)
Marion-Kokomo (CENTRAL RAILROAD OF INDIANAPOLIS)
Kokomo-Frankfort (NS Kokomo Spur)
Frankfort-Metcalf (abandoned)
Metcalf-Neoga (EASTERN ILLINOIS RAILROAD)
Neoga-Coffeen (abandoned)
Coffeen-Sorento (NS Madison Branch)
Sorento-East St. Louis (abandoned)


LE&W MAIN LINE

Segments sold or abandoned

Peoria-Gibson City (NS Bloomington District)
Gibson City-Cheneyville (abandoned)
Cheneyville-Lafayette (KANKAKEE BEAVERVILLE & SOUTHERN)
Lafayette-Hale (NS Frankfort District)


LE&W NEW CASTLE DIVISION

New Castle District (Fort Wayne-New Castle)

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

New Castle Division (New Castle-Connersville)
(CONNERSVILLE & NEW CASTLE RAILROAD)

New Castle Division (New Castle-Sexton-Rushville)
(HONEY CREEK RAILROAD)


LE&W INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION

Most of line sold or abandoned

Michigan City-Dillon (CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND)
Dillon-Argos (ELKHART & WESTERN RAILROAD)
Argos-Rochester IN (FULTON COUNTY RAILROAD)
Rochester IN-Sharpsville (abandoned)
Sharpsville-Tipton (NS Sharpsville Lead)
Tipton-Indianapolis (HOOSIER HERITAGE PORT AUTHORITY)