McHenry Subdivision (Galena Division/Subdivision 4)

The spur with Metra service presently terminating at McHenry previously extended further north, to Williams Bay WI. Service on that line was cut back to Lake Geneva in 1966, Richmond in 1975, and McHenry in 1980. This service previously came through West Chicago and Elgin. Service was discontinued between Elgin and Crystal Lake in the early 1930's, with service north of Crystal Lake instead operating via the Wisconsin Division main line.

Milepost locations are indicated, distance from Chicago via West Chicago.

Exact locations are not available for all stations.

East Elgin (42.8) - station was located northwest of the intersection of Douglas Ave. and Dexter Ct., on the east side of the track.

East Dundee (47.6) - station was located on River St. between Railroad St. and Barrington Ave., on the east side of the track. The building still stands.

Carpentersville (48.4) - added in 1904, station was located west of the intersection of Washington St. and Wisconsin St., on the east side of the track.

Algonquin (52.9) - station was located on Railroad St. between Main St. and Jefferson St., on the east side of the track.

Crystal Lake (58.5)

MCHENRY (65.8)

Ringwood (69.5) - station was located north of Barnard Mill Rd., on the west side of the track. Stop was suspended from 1902 to 1929.

Richmond (75.6) - station was located near Front St. north of Kenosha St., on the east side of the track.

Genoa City (77.3) - station was located near Wisconsin St., southwest of the crossing with the Chicago & North Western "KD" Line, which also used the station.

Pell Lake (80.4) - added in early 1920's, station was located near Park Rd. south of Locust Rd., on the east side of the track.

Lake Geneva (85.9) - station was located at 96 North St., at Broad St., on the west side of the track.

Lake Como (90.1) - added in 1910, station was apparently located along South Shore Dr., across the street from what is now the Mars Restaurant.

Williams Bay (91.9) - station was on the north side of Geneva St., on the south side of the track.


Locations of stations, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

Kane County (NE)
McHenry County (E)
Walworth County