RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

Chillicothe Subdivision (1st District)

FORMERLY Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe)
OPENED 1876 by Chicago Pekin & Southwestern Railroad (Pequot-Streator)
OPENED 1873 by Chicago Pekin & Southwestern Railroad (Streator-Ancona)
OPENED 1888 by Chicago Santa Fe & California Railway (Ancona-Chillicothe)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1905-1911
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL installed 1925/bidirectional signaling
CTC installed by 1950's
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL deactivated 1970
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Southwest Chief (Amtrak)/1996

In 1996, after the BNSF merger, Amtrak service was switched to the former Burlington main line between Chicago and Galesburg.

Radio Frequency - 160.650 (AAR Channel 36)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Pequot to Chillicothe
Distance is from Chicago

57.2 Pequot
58.2 Coal City
66.1 Mazon
70.8 Verona
74.8 Kinsman
79.8 Ransom
84.4 Kernan
88.7 Streator Yard
89.8 NS Crossing
90.1 Streator
91.5 CP 915
93.9 Moon
95.8 Ancona
102.1 Leeds
109.9 Toluca
119.6 Wilbern
129.1 East Chillicothe
130.0 Chillicothe

2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by DS25 Dispatcher in Fort Worth, Texas.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.