CHICAGO'S ACTIVE INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Manual interlocking towers still control the signals and switches at many locations in the Chicago area.


CANADIAN NATIONAL

West Chicago - crossing with UP (ex-C&NW)

CP RAIL (SOO LINE)

Tower B-17 (Bensenville) - west end Bensenville Yard

Tower Photos (former Milwaukee Road)

INDIANA HARBOR BELT

Dolton - crossing of IHB, CSX, UP

METRA

Tower A-2 (Western Ave.) - crossing with UP
16th Street - crossing of Rock Island District with CN (ex IC)
Blue Island - Junction on Rock Island District

Tower Photos (former Milwaukee Road)
Tower Photos (former Rock Island)
Tower Photos (former Illinois Central)

NORFOLK SOUTHERN

Cummings Bridge - drawbridge over Calumet River

UNION PACIFIC

Lake Street - controls Metra/North Western Station
CY Tower (Clybourn) - junction between ex-C&NW lines

Tower Photos (former Chicago & North Western)


Miscellaneous Tower Photos


Not included are certain drawbridges, where a bridge tender is responsible for little more than the bridge itself. Also not included are towers which strictly control trackage within a freight classification yard.