Chicago Area Shortline Railroads

Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern

Reporting Marks: CFE


RailAmerica leased approximately 273 miles of rail from CSX.
The rail lines leased were:
Adams, IN to Crestline, OH - 122.7 miles, (Fort Wayne line)
Tolleston (Gary), IN to Adams, IN - 127.8 miles (Fort Wayne Secondary)
Adams, IN to Decatur, IN - 16.2 miles (Decatur Second Track)
Bucyrus, OH to Spore, OH - 6.47 miles (Spore Industrial Track)
Track Rights:
Tolleston to Riverdale, Illinois (Blue Island Yard), about 16 miles.
CSX's Porter Branch (ex-MC, ex-NYC, ex-Conrail): Tolleston (MP 255.1) to CP Ivanhoe (MP 259.5).
Indiana Harbor Belt main line: CP Ivanhoe (MP 0.0) to Blue Island Yard, approximately 12 miles.
The railroad started operation on August 1, 2004.
From Ivanhoe, the trains pass through Gibson, Hohman, Calumet Park and Dolton interlockings on their way to Blue Island Yard.

Right of Way


CF&E #3886

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