Chicago Area Shortline Railroads

Illinois Northern

Reporting Marks: IN


Incorporated 3/15/1901, road completed in 1902. Leases property from International Harvester and 0.79 miles of track from AT&SF. On 2/7/1950, leased additional 5.22 miles of track from AT&SF.
On 1/4/1950, the AT&SF purchased controlling interest from International Harvester.
Ownership: 51% AT&SF, 25% CB&Q, 12% PRR, and 12% NYC.
Ownership changed to 51% AT&SF, 25% BN and 24% PC.
Ownership changed in Aug 1971, to 68.4% AT&SF, 31.6% BN
AT&SF acquired full ownership on 11/23/1971
AT&SF fully absorbed the Illinois Northern on 2/16/1975.

Right of Way

Map from 1935 Poor's Manual

1930 - Map of Customers and Connections


EMD S-4; at ATSF Corwith Yard; Chicago, IL, May 1964
Photo courtesy: Jerry Appleman

Additional Resources

Parts of the Illinois Northern operated by: Central Illinois Rwy

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