RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CHICAGO RAIL LINK

FORMERLY Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (Rock Island Lines)
(South Chicago Branch)
OPENED 1874
DOUBLE TRACK constructed before 1892
ABS installed 1912-1916
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Capitol Limited (Baltimore & Ohio)/1971
DOWNGRADED 1980's

Until 1971, Baltimore & Ohio passenger trains used this route, crossing the Rock Island main line trackage at Gresham Jct., and connecting with the Rock Island Beverly branch at Brainerd Jct. The Beverly branch was used between Brainerd Jct. and Beverly Jct.

Radio Frequency - 160.635 (AAR Channel 35)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Gresham Jct. to South Chicago
Distance is from Chicago

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

10.4 Brainerd Jct.
10.1 CRI&P Crossing
10.0 Main Line Jct.
10.8 Oakdale (C&WI crossing)
12.5 Cottage Grove
13.3 Pullman Jct. (C&WI/NKP crossing)
14.5 South Chicago
15.2 South Chicago Station
15.3 Rock Island Jct. (junction-B&O)

1 track, unsignaled.


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

City ordinances and history of track elevation in Chicago.