RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION
FORMERLY Chicago & Alton Railroad/Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad
(Alton/Eastern Division/Sub-Division No. 1)
CONSTRUCTED 1875 (Joliet-Pequot)/1879 (Pequot-Mazonia)
ABS installed 1900-1903
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1906 (Pequot-Mazonia)
CTC installed 1960 (Pequot-Mazonia)/second track eliminated
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Amtrak St. Louis Route/2008
This was part of a second route between Joliet and Mazonia, effectively making it a double track route. In 1905 between Plaines and Pequot, a paired track arrangement was adopted with Santa Fe. But in 2008, the connection was broken at Pequot, and Santa Fe successor BNSF assumed complete control of the paired track.
Radio Frequency - 161.280 (AAR Channel 78) (UP)
Direction is southward from Pequot to Mazonia
Distance is from Chicago
58.5 Coal City
63.3 Mazonia (junction-UP)
1 track, out of service as a main track.
Track diagram as the paired track route with Santa Fe between Joliet and Pequot existed in the 1950's, prior to installation of CTC.
Past and present towers and interlockings.