Chicago Area Shortline Railroads
Chicago & Illinois Western
Reporting Marks: CIW
Incorporated Feb, 21, 1903, opened Jan 1, 1906.
Absorbed by the Illinois Central RR.
Illinois Central RR absorbed by Canadian National RR
Right of Way
In 1917: Road extends from Chicago, IL (Western Ave and 31st St.) to Willow Springs. 13.59 miles.
Hawthorne to Western Ave (track right ins ICRR) 2.86 miles
On the PCC&:StL Ry (Track rights) 4.59miles
Under Construction: Willow Springs, IL to Joliet, IL 37.9 miles
Little over a mile of line leased to Cicero Central
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