ILLINOIS'S INTERLOCKINGS

NICKEL PLATE ROAD

Clover Leaf District

Much of route abandoned, remainder now owned by NS and various short line operators.


HUMRICK
Tower listed with Milwaukee Road

RIDGE FARM
Mechanical interlocking installed 1907
Replaced with automatic interlocking 1961

Former crossing with New York Central Cairo Branch.

METCALF
Automatic interlocking installed 1930

Former crossing with Baltimore & Ohio Decatur Subdivision.

ABOVE ABANDONED 1987

OAKLAND
Automatic interlocking installed 1930

Former crossing with Pennsylvania Railroad Peoria Branch, not included in Conrail 1976.

CHARLESTON
Tower listed with New York Central

LERNA
Automatic interlocking installed 1952

Former crossing with Illinois Central Mattoon District, abandoned 1982.

BELOW ABANDONED 1987

NEOGA
Mechanical interlocking installed 1901
Replaced with automatic interlocking 1962

Former crossing with Illinois Central main line.

STEWARDSON
Automatic interlocking installed 1930
Closed 1939

Former crossing with Wabash Sullivan Branch, abandoned 1938.

MODE
Tower listed with Chicago & Eastern Illinois

COWDEN
Automatic interlocking installed 1930

Former crossing with Baltimore & Ohio Springfield Subdivision, abandoned 1985.

RAMSEY
Mechanical interlocking installed 1921
Closed 1980's

Former crossing with Illinois Central Clinton District, abandoned 1980's.

ABOVE ABANDONED 1987
BELOW ABANDONED 2001

SORENTO
Mechanical interlocking installed 1917
Replaced with automatic interlocking 1962

Crossing with Burlington Beardstown Subdivision.

ALHAMBRA
Tower listed with Illinois Central

LE CLAIRE (Edwardsville)
Mechanical interlocking installed 1912
Closed 1982

Interlocking actually operated by Illinois Terminal. Former crossing of Nickel Plate Cloverleaf District and paralleling Chicago & North Western Madison Subdivision, with Illinois Terminal.

GLEN (Glen Carbon)
Tower listed with Chicago & North Western

A&S TOWER (Madison)
Mechanical interlocking installed
Replaced with automatic interlocking by 1980's

Crossing of Nickel Plate Cloverleaf District and paralleling Chicago & North Western Madison Subdivision, with Alton & Southern.

CP JCT.
Tower listed with Terminal Railroad Association

BRIDGE JCT.
Tower listed with New York Central