RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

UNION PACIFIC

Villa Grove Subdivision (Joint Segment)

FORMERLY Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
OPENED 1872 by Chicago, Danville & Vincennes Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1890-1895
ABS installed 1905
COLOR LIGHT ABS installed 1946
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Danville Flyer/1971

Woodland Jct. was where Chicago & Eastern Illinois split into two separate main lines. In 1969, when Missouri Pacific acquired Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Missouri Pacific was ordered to sell the more easterly line to Louisville & Nashville, which eventually became part of CSX. This was established as a joint segment, controlled by Missouri Pacific and now Union Pacific. Amtrak's Cardinal and Hoosier State use this route as far south as Thornton Jct., route south of there has been freight only since Amtrak's formation in 1971.

Radio Frequency - 160.410 (AAR Channel 20)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is southward from Dolton Jct. to Woodland Jct.
Distance is from Chicago

16.7 Dolton Jct. (tower-CSX/IHB crossing)
17.2 144th Street
17.6 145th Street
18.0 Yard Center
18.1 Sibley Blvd.
19.4 159th Street
19.5 South Holland
19.8 162nd Street
20.1 Thornton Jct. (junction-CSX)
21.7 Thornton
23.4 Glenwood
25.9 Twelfth Street
27.0 Jay (CN crossing/remote-CN dispatcher)
27.8 Chicago Heights
27.9 Sauk Trail
28.8 Steger
30.4 Crete
34.2 Goodenow
35.8 Beecher
41.0 Sollitt
44.7 Grant Park
49.7 Pence (NS crossing)
49.9 Momence
57.9 Wichert
60.1 St. Anne (KB&S crossing/automatic interlocking)
64.1 Papineau
67.7 Martinton
71.5 Pittwood
73.7 Ben
77.5 Watseka (TP&W crossing)
79.6 Coaler
81.6 Woodland
82.4 Woodland Jct. (CSX junction)

Dolton Jct. to Beecher - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

Beecher to Ben - 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.

Ben to Woodland Jct. - 2 tracks, CTC in use.

CTC controlled by Villa Grove Subdivision Dispatcher, Omaha.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS (DOLTON-CHICAGO HEIGHTS)

INTERLOCKING TOWERS (CHICAGO HEIGHTS-WOODLAND)

Past and present towers and interlockings.