RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

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Milwaukee Subdivision (New Line)

FORMERLY Chicago & North Western Railway
(Wisconsin Division/New Line Subdivision)
CONSTRUCTED 1911 (Proviso-Valley)/1904 (Valley-Tower KO)/1907 (Tower KO-St. Francis)
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1911 (Proviso-Valley)/1904 (Valley-Tower KO)/1907 (Tower KO-St. Francis)
ABS installed 1911 (Proviso-Valley)/1907 (Valley-Tower KO)
ABS installed 1939-1940 (Tower KO-St. Francis)
SINGLE TRACKED early 1960's (Tower KO-St. Francis)

Chicago & North Western's first alternate freight route between Chicago and Milwaukee was opened in 1904. This route included the now abandoned Skokie Subdivision from Mayfair to Valley, and also the Lake Subdivision (below), connecting with the main passenger and commuter line at Lake Bluff. The present route was formed by new extensions constructed in 1907 and 1911.

Radio Frequency - 160.485 (AAR Channel 25)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is northward from St. Francis to Butler
Distance is from Proviso

0.0 Proviso
2.6 Grand Avenue
7.4 Bryn Mawr (CP junction/remote-CP-Tower B-17)
7.8 Elk Grove
10.9 Norma (UP junction/remote-CY)
12.0 Deval (UP/CN crossing/remote-CY)
17.5 Shermer (CP junction)
21.2 Valley
23.8 Blodgett
29.7 KO (UP junction)
31.9 Upton (CN crossing/automatic interlocking)
35.7 Park City
38.2 Gurnee
49.9 Pleasant Prairie
51.7 Bain
61.2 Waxdale
65.5 Kay
76.6 Airport
78.4 Layton Ave.
80.1 St. Francis (UP junction)

Proviso to KO - 2 tracks, signaled for normal left hand operation.

KO to St. Francis - 1 track, Track Warrants in use with automatic block signals. 2 track segments Park City to Gurnee, Airport to St. Francis.


Lake Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago & North Western Railway
OPENED 1904
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1904
ABS installed 1907
SINGLE TRACKED 1980's

Part of the original alternate freight route between Chicago and Milwaukee, now basically a connection between the present two separate lines.

Radio Frequency - 160.485 (AAR Channel 25)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is northward from KO to Lake Bluff
Distance is from Proviso

29.8 KO
31.7 Lake Bluff

1 track, CTC in use.


TRACK DIAGRAM


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.