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


C&IW Map 1908

C&IW MAP 1960

C&IW MAP 2014


Additional Resources

Hawthorn Junction

Little over a mile of line leased to Cicero Central

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