The connection in W. Chicago is no longer uesd. There is still lots of local work. I worked the line in '97, and switched industries in Batavia.
Just before the line connected with the CNW, it crossed the EJE. That diamond is out.
Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:24 pm
The "Irish Mail" was one of my favorite jobs when I worked there.
Took a drive up to W. Chicago today and can confirm that the line ends about 1-200 feet beyond the General Mills Distribution Center.
It must have been awhile ago since the residential streets have no hump for a RR crossing but have rails on both sides of the street.
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Lisle, Il. (BNSF MP 24.4)
Was this the CB&Q's original line?
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:45 pm
MR77100 wrote:Was this the CB&Q's original line?
Yes it was.
by Scotty Burkhardt
its been awhile since ive been to w. chicago but isnt the diamond still there? all the tracks are gone but just south of the U.P./ EJE junction theres an abandoned diamond on the EJE. (this belongs in an EJE forum)