ABANDONED RAILROADS

CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN

Skokie Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago & North Western Railway
CONSTRUCTED 1891 (Mayfair-River Jct.)/1904 (River Jct.-Valley)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1891 (Mayfair-River Jct.)/1904 (River Jct.-Valley)
ABS installed 1907
SINGLE TRACKED 1942
DOWNGRADED by 1950's
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: commuter/1958
ABANDONED 2004

Part of the original alternate freight route between Chicago and Milwaukee. As the line was downgraded, and the paralleling North Shore Line was abandoned in 1963, Chicago & North Western actually took over one of the North Shore Line tracks which at the time were in better condition.

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Mayfair to Valley
Distance is from Chicago

5.6 Mayfair
9.3 River Jct.
10.0 Sauganash
11.0 Lincolnwood
12.5 Skokie
17.8 Northfield
21.6 Valley


Weber Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago & North Western Railway
CONSTRUCTED 1891
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1891
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: commuter/1958
ABANDONED 2010

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from River Jct. to Canal
Distance is from River Jct.

0.0 River Jct.
0.6 Peterson Ave.
3.7 Weber
4.8 Greenwood Blvd.
5.9 Canal


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

City ordinances and history of track elevation in Chicago.