CHICAGO'S INTERLOCKINGS

CHICAGO & WESTERN INDIANA

Dolton Branch

Now owned by Union Pacific.

Double track line.


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81ST STREET
Tower listed with main line

OAKDALE
Electric interlocking installed 1935, controlled from station
Closed 1961

Crossing with Chicago Rail Link (former Rock Island) line to South Chicago. After 1961 controlled from 81st Street.

KENSINGTON
Tower listed with Illinois Central

CALUMET RIVER DRAWBRIDGE
Mechanical interlocking installed 1897
Electric interlocking installed 1912

Bridge over Calumet River was formerly a drawbridge. The bridge was replaced in 1915. It has not been determined when the bridge became permanently fixed. In addition, Chicago & Eastern Illinois reportedly had a drawbridge over Calumet River, with a mechanical interlocking installed in 1892. No explanation has been found for the existence of two different bridges.

DOLTON
Tower listed with Pennsylvania Railroad