RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Former Norfolk & Western/Wabash Railroad

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


MAIN LINE

Detroit District (Detroit-Montpelier)
Huntington District (Montpelier-Peru IN)
Lafayette District (Peru IN-Danville)
Lafayette District (Danville-Decatur)
Springfield District (Decatur-Hannibal)

Brooklyn District (Decatur-East St. Louis)


CHICAGO MAIN LINE

Most of line sold or abandoned

Chicago-Manhattan (METRA/SOUTHWEST SUBDISTRICT)
Manhattan-Forrest (abandoned)
Forrest-Gibson City (BLOOMER LINE)
Gibson City-Bement (NS Bloomington District)


DECATUR DIVISION BRANCH LINES

Meredosia Branch (Bluffs-Meredosia-Keokuk)

Abandoned Lines

Champaign Branch (Sidney-Champaign)
Streator Branch (Forrest-Streator)
Sullivan Branch (Bement-Effingham)


MONTPELIER DIVISION BRANCH LINES

Lines Sold to Short Line Operators

(Some segments abandoned prior to sale)

Montpelier Division (South Milford-Montpelier)
(INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD)

Abandoned Lines

Gary District (Chicago-South Milford)

New Jersey Indiana & Illinois Railroad (South Bend-Pine)