CHICAGO'S INTERLOCKINGS

CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND

Now owned by Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.

Was a double track line with single direction ABS between Kensington and Gary. Until installation of CTC in 2007 between Kensington and Michigan City, and in 2011 between Michigan City and South Bend.


CALUMET RIVER DRAWBRIDGE
Electric interlocking installed 1909

Bridge became permanently fixed around 1952.

BURNHAM
Tower listed with Pennsylvania Railroad

STATE LINE
Tower listed with Chicago & Western Indiana

HAMMOND
Tower listed with Baltimore & Ohio

CANAL
Non interlocked crossing

Crossing with Indiana Harbor Belt Canal Line. Crossing eliminated September 15, 1956, with South Shore Line's construction of the East Chicago Bypass, paralleling the Indiana Toll Road.

CALUMET
Non interlocked crossing

Crossing with Indiana Harbor Belt Indiana Harbor line. Crossing eliminated September 15, 1956, with South Shore Line's construction of the East Chicago Bypass, paralleling the Indiana Toll Road.

SHEARSON
Mechanical interlocking installed 1924
Electric interlocking installed 1944
Closed late 1970

Crossing with Elgin Joliet & Eastern Whiting line. Main line crossing eliminated September 15, 1956, with construction of the East Chicago Bypass, paralleling the Indiana Toll Road. Tower remained open for interchange trackage.

EJ&E BRIDGE
Automatic interlocking installed 1929
Eliminated 1955

Gauntlet bridge over Elgin Joliet & Eastern main line, double tracked in 1955.

PRR/WABASH BRIDGE
Automatic interlocking installed 1929
Eliminated 1997

Gauntlet bridge over Pennsylvania Railroad main line and Wabash Railroad Montpelier Division line, double tracked in 1997 after a fatal accident in 1993.

TENTH STREET (Michigan City)
Tower listed with New York Central

MICHIGAN CITY SHOPS
Non interlocked crossing

Crossing with Chicago South Shore & South Bend freight line (former Nickel Plate).