The Beverly Branch originally followed 99th St. after diverging from the Main Line, relocated to 89th St. around 1889. Until 1971, Baltimore & Ohio passenger trains used this route between Elizabeth Street (formerly Brainerd Jct.) and Beverly Jct. East of Brainerd Jct., now abandoned trackage crossed the Rock Island main line, connecting with the former Rock Island South Chicago Branch, which is now Chicago Rail Link. And northwest of Beverly Jct., now abandoned trackage connected with what now is the CSX Blue Island Subdivision at 79th Street. Until 2018, that line had an unusual method of operation which involved time spacing. There were basically no block signals, and control operators at the Gresham Jct. and Blue Island towers were required to not allow following trains to enter the line until after 10 minutes.
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Radio Frequency - 161.340 (AAR Channel 82)
Direction is westward from Gresham Jct. to Western Avenue Jct.
Distance is from Chicago
9.9 Gresham Jct. (junction)
10.4 CP Elizabeth Street
11.0 Beverly Jct.
11.3 BEVERLY HILLS-91ST STREET
11.7 BEVERLY HILLS-95TH STREET
12.3 BEVERLY HILLS-99TH STREET
12.8 BEVERLY HILLS-103RD STREET
13.3 BEVERLY HILLS-107TH STREET
13.8 MORGAN PARK-111TH STREET
14.3 MORGAN PARK-115TH STREET
14.8 BLUE ISLAND-119TH STREET
15.2 BLUE ISLAND-123RD STREET
15.6 CP 15.6 (remote-Blue Island)
15.9 BLUE ISLAND-PRAIRIE STREET
16.4 BLUE ISLAND-VERMONT STREET
16.6 Western Avenue Jct. (junction/remote-Blue Island)
2 tracks from Gresham Jct. to Western Avenue Jct., CTC in use, controlled from Metra's Consolidated Control Facility by Road Dispatcher.