RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Chicago District (C&WI)

FORMERLY Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (74th Street-Pullman Jct.)
CONSTRUCTED 1882
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1885
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Floridian (Amtrak)/1979
ABANDONED 1990's (Pullman Jct.-State Line)

Trackage between 81st St. and Pullman Jct. was originally part of the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad, owned by several railroads using Dearborn Station. West of 81st Street, Norfolk Southern uses the Belt Railway of Chicago and Metra trackage to reach Landers Yard. Former Chicago & Western Indiana trackage south of Pullman Jct. was abandoned as redundant to former Nickel Plate trackage. Although in the Hegewisch area between Torrence and Burnham, the former Chicago & Western Indiana trackage is actually used, which allowed expansion of a yard in the area.

Radio Frequency - 161.490 (AAR Channel 92)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Chicago to Hammond
Distance is from Chicago

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

7.9 74th Street
8.7 Auburn Park (79th Street)
9.0 81st Street
12.3 Pullman Jct.
15.0 South Deering (112th Street)
16.5 Main Line Bridge
17.6 Ford Crossover
18.2 Burnham (PRR crossing)
19.8 State Line (B&O/IHB crossing)
20.8 Hammond

74th Street to 81st Street - 1 track, yard rules.

81st Street to Pullman Jct. - 2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by operator Cummings drawbridge.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Classic Track Description

Description of route as it existed at its peak, based on information from a 1940 employee timetable.


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

City ordinances and history of track elevation in Chicago.