RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CSX TRANSPORTATION

Hoosier Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad (Monon Railroad)
(Monon/Fifth Sub-Division)
CONSTRUCTED 1853 by New Albany & Salem Railroad
ABS installed 1916 (Bloomington-Orleans)
ABS installed 1941 (Orleans-Fogg)/1929 (Fogg-Borden)/1941 (Borden-New Albany)
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Floridian (Amtrak)/1979
ABANDONED 1994 (Bloomington-Bedford)
ABANDONED 1995 (Bedford-Mitchell)
REMAINDER DOWNGRADED

Passenger service was originally discontinued in 1967, with the Thoroughbred. From 1975 to 1979, Amtrak's Floridian operated over this route, after having operated over deteriorating Penn Central trackage.

In 1898, a line relocation opened between Bloomington and Harrodsburg, slightly longer but with lesser grades. This line had a separate set of "E" mileposts.

Radio Frequency - 161.310 (AAR Channel 80)
Dispatcher - 160.230 (AAR Channel 08)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Chicago
Distance is from Bloomington to Louisville

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

220.5 Bloomington
221.5 McDoel
E-0.3 Clear Creek
E-2.5 Diamond
232.8 Harrodsburg
240.9 Thornton
241.4 Murdock
245.8 Bedford
249.2 Sand Pit
255.3 Mitchell
261.5 Orleans
265.1 Leipsic
271.0 South Campbellsburg
275.3 Smedley
277.3 Hitchcock
282.1 Salem
284.0 Fogg
290.2 Farrabee
293.4 Pekin
299.5 Borden
305.3 Wilson
315.6 Vernia
317.5 New Albany
318.0 VI Tower
319.4 Youngtown
324.1 Louisville

1 track, Direct Traffic Control in use with automatic block signals, controlled by CSX "CF" Dispatcher in Jacksonville. Automatic interlockings at all crossings with other railroads.


CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

Track diagram as the line existed in the 1960's, when this was a signaled main line.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.