Link to an excellent Web site with history, rosters, and other information about the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad.
EXPLORING THE CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN
Included are lists of stations, track diagrams, and contemporary photos of right of way remains.
Main Line (Forest Park to Wheaton)
Aurora Branch (Wheaton to Aurora)
Elgin Branch (Wheaton to Elgin)
Batavia Branch (Batavia Jct. to Batavia)
Geneva Branch (Geneva Jct. to Geneva)
MAPPING THE CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN
Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad (east)
Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad (west)
Zoomable Google satellite views, showing which segments have been preserved as trails, and locations of preserved structures.
Much of the Chicago Aurora and Elgin right of way is now trails for walking and bicycling. By exploring these trails, one can get a sense of the character of these old interurban lines, and occasionally see an old station or other artifact from a bygone era.
Not so well known among many, are the various bus operations which were operated by the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad or various subsidiaries, at various times during the railroad's history.