Former Pennsylvania Railroad main line from Columbus to Chicago, also handling passenger trains between Chicago and Cincinnati and Louisville. Passenger service was originally discontinued in 1971 with the formation of Amtrak. At the time this was Penn Central. But service soon returned to this route, as track conditions on the former New York Central line between Kankakee and Cincinnati made respectable speeds impossible. But track conditions also deteriorated on this line, and it became necessary to avoid Penn Central lines altogether. Between 1980 and 1993, Amtrak's Hoosier State used the SC&S Branch and main line between Colehour Jct. and Maynard, connecting there with the Monon route. Now nearly all of this trackage is abandoned.
287.8 Bernice (junction-PRR)
286.1 State Line (IN-IL)
285.4 Air Line (Monon crossing)
284.8 Maynard (GTW crossing)
281.7 Hartsdale (EJ&E-NYC crossing)
273.4 Crown Point
253.1 Kouts (Erie crossing)
246.6 La Crosse (Monon crossing)
237.3 North Judson (NYC-Erie crossing)
235.8 East North Judson
217.4 West Star City
216.5 Star City
208.3 Royal Center
198.3 Van (junction-PRR)
2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation.