RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

INDIANA HARBOR BELT

Main Line

OPENED 1896 by Chicago & Calumet Terminal Railway (Franklin Park-Blue Island)
OPENED 1896 by Hammond & Blue Island Railroad (Blue Island-Calumet Park)
DOUBLE TRACK completed before 1908
ABS installed 1941 (Franklin Park-McCook)/(Blue Island-Calumet Park)
ABS installed 1962 (McCook-Blue Island)

Radio Frequency (West Dispatcher) - 160.980 (AAR Channel 58)

Radio Frequency (East Dispatcher) - 160.485 (AAR Channel 25)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Franklin Park to Calumet Park
Distance is from Ivanhoe

39.3 Franklin Avenue (connection-CP)
38.8 CP Park (connection-WC)
38.4 CP 384
36.9 CP 369
35.9 CP 359 (connection-UP)
34.9 CP 349
34.1 CP 341 (connection-CN)
33.9 Broadview
32.8 CP 328
30.9 CP 309 (connection-BNSF)
29.8 Superior
28.2 CP McCook (BNSF crossing)
27.4 CP Canal (CN crossing)
26.8 CP Argo
25.8 CP 258
23.8 CP 238
22.6 95th St.
21.1 CP Ridge (Metra crossing)
19.3 112th St.
17.3 CP 173
17.0 Crawford Ave.
15.4 CP Francisco
15.1 BI Junction (remote-CSX dispatcher)
14.2 139th St.
13.6 CP Harvey (CSX crossing)
12.9 Ashland Avenue
11.7 Stewart Avenue
11.3 School Street
10.4 Dolton (tower-UP crossing)
9.8 CP Grove
7.0 CP Calumet Park

Franklin Avenue to CP 359 - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

CP 359 to CP McCook - 3 tracks, CTC in use.

CP McCook to CP Harvey - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

CP Harvey to School Street - yard rules.

School Street to CP Calumet Park - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

CTC controlled by IHB dispatchers at Calumet City. West desk controls west of CP Harvey, East desk controls east of CP Harvey.


TRACK DIAGRAM


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.