RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former Norfolk & Western/Nickel Plate Road

The different Nickel Plate Road components had different ways to identify their lines. Around 1967, the Norfolk & Western system of named districts was adopted.

Many segments have been abandoned, or sold to short line operators.


NKP CHICAGO DIVISION

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


NKP CLOVER LEAF DISTRICT

Line evolved as follows:

Decatur-Craigville (abandoned)
Craigville-Marion (Sold to Wabash Central Railroad)
Marion-Kokomo (Sold to Central Railroad Of Indianapolis)
Kokomo-Frankfort (NS Kokomo Spur)
Frankfort-Metcalf (abandoned)
Metcalf-Neoga (Sold to Eastern Illinois Railroad)
Neoga-Coffeen (abandoned)
Coffeen-Sorento (NS Madison Branch)
Sorento-East St. Louis (abandoned)


NKP LAKE ERIE & WESTERN MAIN LINE

Line evolved as follows:

Peoria-Gibson City (NS Bloomington District)
Gibson City-Cheneyville (abandoned)
Cheneyville-Lafayette (Sold to Kankakee Beaverville & Southern Railroad)
Lafayette-Hale (NS Frankfort District)


NKP/LE&W NEW CASTLE DIVISION

New Castle District (Fort Wayne-New Castle)

Line Sold to Connersville & New Castle Railroad

New Castle Division (New Castle-Connersville)

Line Sold to CSX

New Castle Division (New Castle-Sexton-Rushville)


NKP/LE&W INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION

Line evolved as follows:

Michigan City-Dillon (Sold to Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad)
Dillon-Rochester IN (Sold to Elkhart & Western Railroad)
Rochester IN-Sharpsville (abandoned)
Sharpsville-Tipton (NS Sharpsville Lead)
Tipton-Indianapolis (Sold to Hoosier Heritage Port Authority)