Chicago Area Shortline Railroads

South Chicago & Indiana Harbor

Reporting Marks: SCIH

History

Purchase the Right-of-Way and assets of the Chicago Short Line

d/b/a SOUTH CHICAGO & INDIANA HARBOR RAILWAY INC.

ISG SOUTH CHICAGO & INDIANA HARBOR RAILWAY COMPANY (5/2/2002-5/3/2005)
MITTAL STEEL USA - SOUTH CHICAGO & INDIANA HARBOR RAILWAY INC. (5/3/2005-1/5/2006)
Current: ARCELORMITTAL SOUTH CHICAGO & INDIANA HARBOR RAILWAY INC.

formerly - Chicago Short Line Railroad (12/8/1900-5/1/2002)


Right of Way

ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Company--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rail Lines of the Chicago Short Line Railway Company

ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Company, a noncarrier, (Note #1) has filed a notice to acquire and operate, pursuant to an agreement entered into between Internation Steel Group and LTV Steel Company, Inc., the railroad lines, trackage rights, and substantially all other assets of the Chicago Short Line Railway Company (Note #2).

ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway will acquire Chicago Short Line Railway's interest in approximately 5 miles of railroad line generally located between Pullman Junction and Rock Island Junction, in South Chicago, Cook County, IL.


Specifically, ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway proposes to acquire the following:
  • (1) An undivided one-half interest in and to: 1,595 track feet of track commencing at approximately EPS 155+95 near E. 95th Street and Woodlawn Avenue and ending at approximately EPS 171+90 near E. 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue; 312 track feet of track commencing at approximately EPS 171+90 and ending at approximately EPS 175+02; 193 track feet of crossover track located between approximately EPS 170+95.2 and approximately EPS 172+88.2; the westerly segment of crossover track being 95 track feet located at approximately EPS 174+07 and connecting to the east bound main track as located near E. 95th St. and Stony Island Avenue, in the City of Chicago;
  • (2) 978 track feet extending from approximately EPS 175+02 near E. 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue to approximately EPS 184+80;
  • (3) two parallel main railroad tracks, one comprised of approximately 10,754 track feet and the other comprised of approximately 9,254 track feet, extending from approximately EPS 175+02 near E. 95th St. and South Chicago Avenue to approximately EPS 282+61 near E. 95th and South Chicago Avenue, in the City of Chicago;
  • (4) an undivided one-half interest in approximately 976 track feet of track providing a rail connection with Norfolk Southern Railway Company at Rock Island Junction near E. 95th Street and South Chicago Avenue as located beginning at approximately EPS 275+44;
  • (5) one track comprised of approximately 186 track feet at South Chicago Avenue, in the City of Chicago.


    ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway also will acquire more than 5 miles of yard, switching, industrial and other trackage owned by Chicago Short Line Railway in the vicinity of its 98th Street Yard in South Chicago and in the vicinity of the Acme Steel facility in South Deering, IL.

    In addition to the railroad lines owned by Chicago Short Line Railway, ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway will acquire any and all trackage rights that are held by Chicago Short Line Railway over the rail lines of third parties. These trackage rights include the following 9.65 miles of overhead trackage rights that Chicago Short Line Railway acquired from Consolidated Rail that are currently operated by Norfolk Southern:
  • (1)The 0.05-mile segment between Norfolk Southern's right-of-way line and the point of switch of the new interlocked switch in Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line at milepost 509.5, in South Chicago, IL;
  • (2) the 7.40-mile segment comprising main tracks (including appurtenant sidings, crossovers, and connecting tracks) of the Norfolk Southern Chicago Line between milepost 502.6, at Indiana Harbor, IN, and milepost 510.0, at South Chicago;
  • (3)the 0.20-mile segment of the Belt Railway of Chicago connection lead between the connection with the Norfolk Southern Chicago Line main track at milepost 509.7, in South Chicago, then westerly to Norfolk Southern's property line at Rock Island Junction,IL;
  • (4) the 2.0-mile segment of Norfolk Southern's Calumet River Line between its connection with the Chicago Line at milepost 0.0, in South Chicago, and milepost 1.9, at South Chicago, plus 0.1-mile through 110th Street Yard. (Note #3)


    ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway also will acquire approximately 13.5 miles of Chicago Short Line Railway's overhead trackage rights over the following railroad lines:
  • (1) CSXT's Lake Subdivision between approximately milepost 251.3 near Indiana Harbor, IN, and approximately milepost 257.3 near Rock Island Junction, IL, a distance of approximately 6 miles;
  • (2) Norfolk Southern's ex-Nickel Plate line and parallel ex-Chicago & Western Indiana line between Pullman Junction, IL, and South Deering, a distance of approximately 2 miles;
  • (3) Belt Railway of Chicago's District Tracks between Rock Island Junction and South Deering, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles;
  • (4) Chicago Rail Link's railroad line between Rock Island Junction and South Deering, a distance of approximately 3 miles.


    The total distance of trackage rights proposed to be acquired by ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway is approximately 23.15 miles. ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway will also acquire any and all rights held by Chicago Short Line Railway to operate over the tracks of third parties for interchange, switching and other purposes.
    ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway will operate as Class III rail carrier and will operate as a switching/terminal railroad.


    Notes:
    [1] ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway is a wholly owned subsidiary of ISG Indiana Harbor Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Steel Group, Inc.
    [2] Chicago Short Line Railway is a subsidiary of LTV Steel Company.
    [3]Chicago Line Railway Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Consolidated Rail Corporation December 29, 1995
    Chicago Short Line Railway Company filed notice to acquire overhead trackage rights from Consolidated Rail Corporation over 9.65, 0.05 miles of rail line, as follows:
  • 1. The 0.05-mile segment between Conrail's right-of-way line and the point of switch of the new interlocked switch in Conrail's Chicago Line at milepost 509.5, in South Chicago, IL;
  • 2. The 7.40-mile segment comprising main tracks (including appurtenant sidings, crossovers, and connecting tracks) of the Chicago Line between milepost 502.6, at Indiana Harbor, IN, and milepost 510.0, at South Chicago;
  • 3. The 0.20-mile segment of the Belt Railway of Chicago connection lead between the connection with the Chicago Line main track at milepost 509.7, in South Chicago, thence westerly to Conrail's property line at Rock Island Junction, IL;
  • 4. The 2.0-mile segment of Conrail's Calumet River Line between its connection with the Chicago Line at milepost 0.0, in South Chicago, and milepost 1.9, at South Chicago, plus 0.1-mile through 110th Street Yard to LVT (Republic) Steel.

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