RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

Aurora Subdivision (C&I)

FORMERLY Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Burlington Route)
OPENED 1872 (Aurora-Oregon)/1886 (Aurora-Savanna) by Chicago & Iowa Railroad
ABS installed 1920
CTC installed 1929 (Steward Jct.-Flag Center)
CTC installed 1942 (Aurora-Steward Jct.)/1946 (Flag Center-Savanna)
LAST PASSENGER TRAIN: Twin Zephyr/1971

Originally the line proceeded from Oregon to Mt. Morris and Forreston, before the line was constructed to St. Paul. The original line northwest of Oregon then became a branch.

Radio Frequency - 161.160 (AAR Channel 70)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Aurora to Savanna
Distance is from Chicago

38.4 Aurora
44.7 Sugar Grove
50.2 Big Rock
55.1 Hinckley
58.0 Mored
62.1 Waterman
64.9 UP Crossing
67.1 Shabbona
71.6 Lee
77.3 Steward
80.2 CP 800
83.2 Rochelle
83.7 UP Crossing
84.4 CP 844
86.3 Flag Center (junction-IR)
92.4 Chana
98.4 Oregon (junction-IR)
107.4 Stratford
111.9 Polo
116.0 Carter
117.8 Hazelhurst
122.5 Milledgeville
129.4 Chadwick
138.5 Burke
142.3 Plum River
143.7 Savanna

1 track, CTC in use, controlled by "C&I" Dispatcher in Fort Worth, Texas. 2 tracks between Steward and Flag Center, and between Plum River and Savanna.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.