ILLINOIS'S INTERLOCKINGS

BURLINGTON ROUTE

Savanna & North La Crosse Subdivision

Now owned by BNSF.

Basically a double track line with single direction ABS, except for a few short segments of single track CTC. For many years between Portage and East Cabin, route involved trackage rights via Illinois Central double track line. In 1994, BNSF acquired the segment.


GALENA JCT.
Electric interlocking installed 1902
Closed 1963, remotely controlled from Aurora

Former junction with Chicago Great Western, abandoned 1970's, which had trackage rights west to Portage. Also was drawbridge over Galena River, and junction with Burlington spur to Galena. That spur was abandoned in 1961.

PORTAGE
Tower listed with Illinois Central

EAST CABIN (East Dubuque)
Tower listed with Illinois Central

EAST DUBUQUE
Tower listed with Illinois Central