HISTORIC PASSENGER TRAIN ROUTES

GRAND CENTRAL STATION

Main intercity passenger routes out of Chicago.

Links to "railfan timetable" information for present railroads, whether successor Amtrak service or freight only, along with information on abandoned routes. Also included are current or "classic" track diagrams.

Station was owned by Baltimore & Ohio. Other railroads using using the station used trackage rights via Baltimore & Ohio. Baltimore & Ohio eventually became part of CSX.


Baltimore & Ohio

Passenger service originally discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak. Between 1977 and 2005, Amtrak operated service, using the former Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central route between Union Station and Pine Jct.

Chicago-Beverly Hills - CSX Blue Island Subdivision
Beverly Hills-Gresham - Metra Beverly Sub District
Gresham-South Chicago - Chicago Rail Link
South Chicago-Pine Jct. - CSX Lake Subdivision
Pine Jct.-Garrett - CSX Garrett Subdivision
Garrett-Willard - CSX Willard Subdivision

Prior to opening of Grand Central Station, the railroad used the Illinois Central's Great Central Depot. Baltimore & Ohio had a line between the Illinois Central line at Brookdale, and South Chicago.

Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio

Trains used above Baltimore & Ohio route between Chicago and Pine Jct.

Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak. In 1984, Amtrak introduced service, using the former Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central route between Union Station and Pine Jct.

Pine Jct.-Porter - NS Chicago Line
Porter-Grand Rapids - CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision
Grand Rapids-Detroit - CSX Plymouth Subdivision

Soo Line

Passenger service discontinued 1965.

Chicago-Forest Park - CSX Altenheim Subdivision
Forest Park-Fond Du Lac - CN Waukesha Subdivision

From 1899 to 1912, trains instead used Central Station.

Chicago Great Western

Passenger service discontinued 1956.

Chicago-Forest Park - CSX Altenheim Subdivision
Forest Park-Dubuque - CGW Chicago District (abandoned)


MAP OF PASSENGER TRAIN ROUTINGS