RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Chicago District

FORMERLY New York Chicago & St. Louis Railroad/Norfolk & Western Railway
OPENED 1882
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1907 (Chicago-Van Loon)
ABS installed 1911-1914
CTC installed 1942-1946 (Claypool-Hadley)/1951-1953 (Van Loon-Claypool)
CTC installed 1990's (Pullman Jct.-Burnham/Hadley-Fort Wayne)
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Nickel Plate Limited/1965

Previously, main line trackage had existed north of Pullman Jct., and connecting with the New York Central main line at JN Tower, allowing passenger trains to access La Salle St. Station.

Radio Frequency - 161.490 (AAR Channel 92)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Chicago to Fort Wayne
Distance is from Buffalo

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

----- JN Tower
515.3 71st Street
514.4 I.C. Jct.
512.3 Pullman Jct.
511.0 Calumet Yard
510.0 110th Street
507.9 Cummings (drawbridge)
507.3 Torrence
506.8 Hegewisch
505.9 Burnham (NS crossing/remote-Cummings)
504.7 State Line (CSX/IHB crossing/remote-IHB dispatcher)
503.8 Hammond (IHB crossing/remote-IHB dispatcher)
500.5 Osborn (NS crossing/remote-IHB dispatcher)
497.9 Van Loon (CN crossing)
493.2 South Gary
488.3 Hobart
480.7 Spriggsboro (CN crossing/remote-CN dispatcher)
477.0 Valparaiso
473.9 Nickel
468.0 South Wanatah
463.0 Thomaston (C&I crossing)
451.5 Knox
438.9 Hibbard
431.0 Argos (NS crossing)
424.4 Tippecanoe
420.8 Clemer
419.8 Mentone
415.9 Burket
410.9 Claypool (NS crossing/automatic interlocking)
403.3 Sidney
397.2 South Whitley
389.9 Peabody
386.9 Raber
381.9 Dunfee
377.4 Hadley
372.7 Runnion Ave.
371.6 Fort Wayne
367.2 Four Mile Road
366.3 East Wayne
365.4 N.E. (NS crossing)

Pullman Jct. to 110th Street - 1 main track, CTC in use, controlled by operator Cummings drawbridge.

110th Street to Burnham - 2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by operator Cummings drawbridge.

Burnham to Van Loon - 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

Van Loon to Hadley - 1 track, CTC in use, controlled by Chicago District Dispatcher in Fort Wayne.

Hadley to Runnion Ave. - 2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by Chicago District Dispatcher in Fort Wayne.

Runnion Ave. to Four Mile Road - 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

Four Mile Road to N.E. - 1 track, CTC in use, controlled by Huntington District Dispatcher in Fort Wayne.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Area near Torrence Ave. and 130th St. is being reconfigured with construction of new street underpasses.


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.