RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

BLOOMER LINE

Forrest to Gibson City

FORMERLY Wabash Railroad/Norfolk & Western Railway
(Decatur Division/7th District)
CONSTRUCTED 1874 by Chicago & Paducah Railroad
ABS installed 1937
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: City Of Decatur/1971
ABANDONED 1991 (Forrest-Strawn)
REMAINDER DOWNGRADED

Former Wabash line connects with the other Bloomer line (former Illinois Central) at milepost 98.2, at what was formerly a crossing between those lines. Line abandoned north of that location.

Radio Frequency - 161.355 (AAR Channel 83)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Forrest to Gibson City
Distance is from Chicago

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

92.4 Forrest (TP&W crossing)
98.2 IC Junction
99.4 Strawn
104.0 Sibley
108.9 Garber
112.1 Gibson City (junction-NS)

1 track, unsignaled.


CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

Track diagram as the line existed in the 1980's.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.