RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CSX TRANSPORTATION

Blue Island Subdivision

FORMERLY Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1890-1891 by Chicago & Northern Pacific Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1890-1891
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Capitol Limited/1971

Line was acquired in 1897 by Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad, and 1910 by Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad. At 79th Street was formerly a junction with the connecting line to Beverly Hills, with passenger trains from Grand Central Station formerly using trackage rights via the Rock Island line east of there.

Radio Frequency - 160.230 (AAR Channel 08)
Dispatcher - 160.290 (AAR Channel 12)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Chicago to Blue Island
Distance is from Pine Jct.

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

0.0 Chicago/Grand Central Station
1.0 16th St. (drawbridge)
1.8 Halsted St.
2.3 Throop St.
3.2 Robey Yard
3.7 Western Ave. Jct.
3.9 14th St.
29.8 Rockwell St.
29.5 14th St.
29.4 16th St.
28.8 22nd St.
28.5 26th St.
27.8 Ash St. (CN crossing/remote-CN dispatcher)
27.6 35th St.
27.4 Brighton Park (crossing-CN-remote-NS-Ashland Avenue Yard)
27.0 39th St.
25.7 51st St.
24.8 59th St.
23.8 64th St.
22.8 Belt Connection
22.5 75th St. (Metra/BRC crossing)
22.1 79th St.
21.6 CP 82nd St.
20.8 CP 88th St.
15.0 Blue Island Jct. (IHB junction)

Rockwell St. to 14th St. - 1 track, yard rules.

14th St. to Brighton Park - 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

Brighton Park to Blue Island Jct. - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

Controlled by CSX "RB" Dispatcher in Calumet City.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

City ordinances and history of track elevation in Chicago.