RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

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Belvidere Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago & North Western Railway
(Galena Division/Subdivision 3)
CONSTRUCTED 1849 (Turner-Elgin) by Galena & Chicago Union Railroad
CONSTRUCTED 1852 (Elgin-Rockford)/1853 (Rockford-Freeport) by Galena & Chicago Union Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1910 (Turner-Wayne)
ABS installed 1923 (Turner-Elgin)
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: late 1940's
DOWNGRADED 1950's (Turner-Elgin)
ABANDONED 1961 (Turner-West Chicago Yard)
ABANDONED 1972 (Winnebago-Freeport)
ABANDONED 1981 (Rockford-Winnebago)

Line diverged from present main line at Turner, east side of West Chicago, until 1961 when connection was formed within West Chicago Yard, eliminating a separate crossing with the Elgin Joliet & Eastern line. Main traffic generator on this line is Chrysler automobile plant in Belvidere. Line also provides rail access to Illinois Railway Museum in Union.

Radio Frequency - 160.890 (AAR Channel 52)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from West Chicago to Freeport
Distance is from Chicago

ITALICS INDICATE ABANDONED SEGMENTS

29.5 Turner
30.5 West Chicago Yard
35.3 Wayne
39.2 South Elgin
41.0 Elgin Jct.
41.8 West Elgin
50.8 Gilberts
55.5 Huntley
62.7 Union
66.1 Marengo
72.1 Garden Prairie
80.5 Belvidere
84.2 Cherry Valley
92.4 Rockford
93.5 End Of Track
100.4 Winnebago
107.3 Pecatonica
113.6 Ridott
120.9 Freeport

1 track, Track Warrants in use.


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.