RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
FORMERLY Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe)
(Illinois Division/1st District)
CONSTRUCTED 1876 by Chicago Pekin & Southwestern Railroad (Pequot-Streator)
CONSTRUCTED 1873 by Chicago Pekin & Southwestern Railroad (Streator-Ancona)
CONSTRUCTED 1888 by Chicago Santa Fe & California Railway (Ancona-Chillicothe)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1905-1911
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL installed 1925/bidirectional signaling
CTC installed around 1957
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL deactivated 1970
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Southwest Chief (Amtrak)/1996
In 1996, after the BNSF merger, Amtrak service was switched to the former Burlington main line between Chicago and Galesburg.
Radio Frequency - 160.650 (AAR Channel 36)
Direction is westward from Pequot to Chillicothe
Distance is from Chicago
58.2 Coal City
88.7 Streator Yard
89.8 NS Crossing
91.5 CP 915
129.1 East Chillicothe
2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by DS25 Dispatcher in Fort Worth, Texas.
Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.
Past and present towers and interlockings.