RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

CHICAGO FORT WAYNE & EASTERN

West of Fort Wayne

FORMERLY Pennsylvania Railroad (Pittsburgh Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad)
(Fort Wayne Division/Main Line)
CONSTRUCTED 1856-1858
DOUBLE TRACK completed 1904
ABS installed before 1912
POSITION LIGHT ABS installed 1939
SINGLE TRACKED 1985
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Broadway Limited (Amtrak)/1990
DOWNGRADED 1990's

In 1990, Amtrak trains operating over this route were diverted to other lines, enabling downgrading of this line.

Radio Frequency - 160.545 (AAR Channel 29)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is eastward from Chicago to Fort Wayne
Distance is from Pittsburgh

441.8 Tolleston
440.2 Broadway
439.9 Virginia Street
438.0 East Gary
437.4 Liverpool
434.6 Hobart
433.2 County
433.0 East Hobart
431.0 Wheeler
427.4 Spriggsboro
426.9 CN Crossing (remote-CN dispatcher)
424.2 Valparaiso
414.9 Wanatah
414.2 Ewing
408.8 Hanna (C&I crossing/automatic interlocking)
398.7 Hamlet
383.8 Plymouth Jct. (NS crossing/automatic interlocking)
373.0 Bourbon
365.5 Atwood
363.0 Selby
361.0 Gayle
358.7 Warsaw (NS crossing/automatic interlocking)
357.0 Winona
350.0 Pierceton
347.7 Berlin
346.5 Larwill
339.2 Vandale
339.0 Columbia
332.5 Essex
328.0 Arcola
321.1 Junction (NS)
319.8 Fort Wayne

1 track, unsignaled.


CLASSIC TRACK DIAGRAMS

Track diagrams as the line existed in the 1970's, when the line was still a double track main line.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.