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Information
On this page you will find various information for the EJ&E. The categories are listed below.

The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry.
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (The J) is a short line that skirts around the perimeter of the Chicago area, basically running from Waukegan, IL to Gary, IN. It crosses or connects with every other railroad going into Chicago, including: Canadian Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSX, Union Pacific, Canadian National, ICE, Metra, Chicago Shortline, Belt Railway of Chicago, Indiana Harbor Belt, Chicago South Shore, and Iowa Interstate. Check the History Page for the full story.

EJ&E Radio Frequencies
These were the radio frequency assignments pre CN takeover.
161.475
AAR CH 9191 - Road Channel for Western Sub - Cutoff point to change channel to Eastern Sub is at CTC Turner, West of Joliet. (Still used by CN 8/09)
160.350
AAR CH 1616 - Road Channel for Eastern Sub - Cutoff point to change channel to Western Sub is at CTC Turner, West of Joliet. (Still used by CN 8/09)
160.260
AAR CH 1010 - Used for Kirk Yard Switching, Joliet Yard Switching, and Other Various Switching on the Railroad. (Still used by CN 8/09)
161.725
AAR CH 4141 - Used for Gary Mill Yard (Including: Hot Metal, Coke Plant, Hi-Line, and Yard-I jobs) and also Joliet Yard Switching. (Now used by Gary Railway)
161.550
AAR CH 9696 - Used for MoW, Gary Mill Yard (Including: Gary Mill Coke Plant and Hi-Line jobs from 4pm to 8am), Joliet Switching and other Switching. (Now used by Gary Railway)

MilePost News Letters
These are scans of just a few of the official EJ&E "Milepost" News Letters that have been published by the railroad off and on over the years.
1999 Summer Issue
   
1999 Fall Issue
   
2000 Spring Issue
2000 Summer Issue
   
2000 Fall Issue
   
2000 November Issue
       
2000 Winter Issue
   
2001 April Issue
   
2001 July Issue
2001 November Issue
   
2002 January Issue
   
2002 April Issue
   
2002 July Issue
   
2002 October Issue
   
2003 February Issue
2003 July Issue
   
2003 December Issue
   
2004 July Issue
   

Documents
Below is a list of archived articles and documents that have been donated to the site. Some of the articles originally ran in old editions of the EJ&E's official "MilePost" News Letter.

1956 Porter Line Timetable Pages

4
5
1966 Outline of the Railroad
4
5
6
7
8
9
"The Blue Island Roads"
"EJ&E Diesels: In the Beginning" by Dave Novak
"EJ&E Diesels: The 40's" by Dave Novak
"EJ&E Diesels: The 50's" by Dave Novak
"Ashes to Ashes" by Dave Novak
"Those New Diesels" by Dave Novak
"Diesels" by Paul Verd
"EJ&E Diesels: To the Present" by Dave Novak
"On the J: Motive Power & Equipment"
"The J's Southern Venture"
500 Series Caboose Drawing
John DePauw Collection

Train Orders & Various Docs Found Trackside
in the Early 80's - Webmaster Collection

Train Order Forms from 50's to the 80's
Donated by the National Railroad Museum


Article List
Below is a list of magazine articles that have focused on some aspect of the EJ&E. Most are related to modeling, but some are related to the prototype.
Trains Magazine - Aug & Sep 1989 issues article: "Big Steel's Beltline" A large two part article written by Michael W. Blaszak covering the history of the railroad... Probably the most extensive article to date.
CTC Board Magazine - March 1997 article: "Chicago's Heavy Duty Hauler" Large article with many photos, written by Howard Ande.
Extra 2200 South Magazine - July/August 1973 article: Detailed roster info.
Diesel Era Magazine - January/February 1997 article: :Diesel Diversity - The EJ&E" Extensive roster information and many photos of J power.
Diesel Era Magazine - September/October 1996 article: "EMD SD9 Part 1" Including EJ&E and DM&IR.
Railfan & Railroad - May 1999 article: The temporary running of UP coal trains on the EJ&E, between West Chicago and Waukegan.
Model Railroading Magazine - May 1998 article: "The Early SD Units, Part 8" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroading Magazine - August 1997 article: "Coil Steel & Related Cars" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroading Magazine - May 1990 article: "The Box Car Rebuilds" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroading Magazine - April 1989 article: "History of 40' Box Cars 1933-1948 Part 2" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroading Magazine - June 1988 article: "Freight Cars of the 30's: USRA Double Sheathed Box Cars" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroading Magazine - December 1988 article: "50 Ton 53'6" Flat Cars" Including EJ&E.
Railmodel Journal - October 1996 article: "Modeling Modified 1937 AAR 40-Foot Cars: Part 2". Including EJ&E.
Railmodel Journal - August 1999 article: "AAR 50 Ton Flat Cars in HO from Proto 2000 Kits, Part 2" Including EJ&E.
Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine - June 1995 article: "A Kitbashed Baldwin Center-Cab from Stewart AS616's Shells"
Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine - August 1965 article: "Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Private Car no.40".
Model Railroader Magazine - August 1995 article: "Ask Paint Shop: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 1950 Switchers".
Model Railroader Magazine - June 1993 article: "Ask Paint Shop: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Sharknose Diesels"
Model Railroader Magazine - July 1988 article: "Paint Shop Question & Answer Special" Including EJ&E.
Model Railroader Magazine - November 1982 article: "Paint Shop: EJ&E Boxcar".
Model Railroader Cyclopedia - Volume 2 "Diesel Locomotives - SC & SW Switchers" Including EJ&E.
Mainline Modeler Magazine - April 1989 article: "EJ&E SD38-2 Painting Guide".
Mainline Modeler Magazine - November 1989 article: "EMD's SD 9" Including EJ&E.
Mainline Modeler Magazine - April 1982 article: "EJ&E Thrall Gondola: A Car Typical of the 60's". (See Below)
Mainline Modeler Magazine - August/September 1982 article: "EJ&E 1969 Thrall gondola-Corrected & Revised Drawing".
Mainline Modeler Magazine - October 1991 article: "AAR 1937 Box Car Variations" Including EJ&E.
Mainline Modeler Magazine - January 1990 article: "Panel Side Hopper Cars - For Rebuilding" Including the EJ&E.
Mainline Modeler Magazine - March 1990 article: "EMD SD9 Phase 4" Including EJ&E.
Mainline Modeler Magazine - October 1996 article: "Evans Coil Cars" - Has info on EJ&E coil cars.
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Volume 5 2000 article: "Box Car Painting Part 3" XM, XME & XAR class cars, including the EJ&E.
NMRA Bulletin - May 1979 article: "Evolution of a RR Herald - EJ&E".
Prototype Modeler - December 1978 article: "EJ&E Wood Sheathed Truss Rod Box Car".

Videos
Plets Express has a video that has 99 minutes of EJ&E footage. As of 2009, the video was available on DVD. Plets also has a video that covers US Steel railroads. http://www.pletsexpress.com/
There's a video put out by Herron called "Chicago 1970" that has old film footage of EJ&E, along with other roads in the area. They have a web site at: http://www.herronrail.com

Equipment List
This lists the official disposition of all EJ&E equipment for the Canadian National takeover deal. Some smaller equipment has been omitted. Some locomotives and other equipment may have been retired at the time of the takeover, and were therefore not listed.
Locomotives
 
#
Make
Model
Year
Disposition
Notes
 
300
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
 
 
301
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
 
 
302
EMD
SW1200
1960
CN / EJ&W
 
 
303
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
Second unit painted yellow 11/07
 
304
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
 
 
305
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
Remote equipment installed 10/03
 
306
EMD
SW1200
1960
CN / EJ&W
 
 
307
EMD
SW1200
1960
Gary Railway
 
 
310
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
 
 
311
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
Remote equipment installed 10/03
 
312
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
Working with T-6 in mills 2/04
 
313
EMD
SW1200
1964
Gary Railway
 
 
314
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
 
 
316
EMD
SW1200
1965
CN / EJ&W
 
 
317
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
 
 
318
EMD
SW1200
1965
Gary Railway
Working with T-7 in mills 2/04
 
319
EMD
SW1200
1965
Gary Railway
 
 
320
EMD
SW1200
1966
Gary Railway
 
 
321
EMD
SW1200
1964
Gary Railway
 
 
322
EMD
SW1200
1964
CN / EJ&W
 
 
323
EMD
SW1200
1964
Gary Railway
 
 
324
EMD
SW1200
1964
Gary Railway
 
 
444
EMD
SW1001
1971
CN / EJ&W
 
 
445
EMD
SW1001
1971
CN / EJ&W
 
 
446
EMD
SW1001
1968?
Gary Railway
First to be painted yellow 6/07
 
450
EMD
NW2
1949
CN / EJ&W
Originally Lake Terminal w/T-2
 
460
EMD
SW1500
1968
Gary Railway
Purchased 10/06
 
616
EMD
SD18
1960
CN / EJ&W
Ex DMIR. Last high nose unit.
 
650
EMD
SD38
1970
CN / EJ&W
 
 
654
EMD
SD38
1970
CN / EJ&W
 
 
656
EMD
SD38-3
1974
CN / EJ&W
First -3 rebuild.
 
657
EMD
SD38-3
1974
CN / EJ&W
 
 
658
EMD
SD38-2
1974
CN / EJ&W
 
 
659
EMD
SD38-3
1974
CN / EJ&W
 
 
660
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
661
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
662
EMD
SD38-2
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
663
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
664
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
665
EMD
SD38-2
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
666
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
667
EMD
SD38-2
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
668
EMD
SD38-2
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
669
EMD
SD38-3
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
670
EMD
SD38-2
1973
CN / EJ&W
 
 
671
EMD
SD38-2
1973
CN / EJ&W
 
 
672
EMD
SD38-2
1973
CN / EJ&W
 
 
673
EMD
SD38-2
1975
CN / EJ&W
 
 
674
EMD
SD38-2
1973
CN / EJ&W
 
 
675
EMD
SD38-2
1974
CN / EJ&W
 
 
703
EMD
GP38-2
1972
CN / EJ&W
 
 
T-1
Alco
Slug
?
Gary Railway
Ex Lake Terminal.
 
T-2
Alco
Slug
?
CN / EJ&W
Ex Lake Terminal.
 
T-6
EMD
Slug
1951
CN / EJ&W
Rebuilt into Hump RC 'CC1' 10/05
 
T-7
EMD
Slug
1939
Gary Railway
Working with #318 in mills 2/04
 
T-8
EMD
Slug
1939
Gary Railway
Working with #307 in mills 2/04

Cabooses
 
#
Make
Model
Year
Disposition
Notes
 
10
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
Gary Railway
Modified to work mill High-Line 7/01
 
177
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
185
Morrison Int.
Transfer
?
CN / EJ&W
Mainly used in MoW.
 
195
Morrison Int.
Transfer
?
CN / EJ&W
Mainly used in MoW.
 
508
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
531
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
532
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
533
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
538
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
Gary Railway
 
 
539
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
CN / EJ&W
 
 
540
Morrison Int.
Cupola
?
Gary Railway
 

Rolling Stock
 
Type
Quantity
Numbers
Disposition
 
Boxcars
3
N/A
CN / EJ&W
 
Hoppers
All
N/A
Gary Railway
 
Gondolas
All
N/A
Gary Railway
 
Coil Cars
All
N/A
Gary Railway
 
Slab Flatcars
All
#800 - #999
Gary Railway
 
Flatcars
4
#51, 6001, 6004, 8047
Gary Railway
 
Flatcars
17
#52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 6006, 6025, 6029, 6030, 6040, 6044, 6050, 6068, 6077, 6078
CN / EJ&W
 
Ballast Cars
6
#210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Gary Railway
 
Ballast Cars
19
#85, 89, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224
CN / EJ&W
 
Side Dump Cars
7
#30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39
CN / EJ&W
 
MoW Gondolas
1
#40
Gary Railway
 
MoW Gondolas
4
#41, 42, 43, 44
CN / EJ&W

Maintenance Equipment
#
Make
Model
Year
Disposition
Notes
 
24
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
1995
Gary Railway
Air Compressor
32
Geismar
?
1991
CN / EJ&W
Rail Puller
 
46
Flink
?
2004
Gary Railway
Salt Spreader
72
Gledhill
10HSPR2-QCP
1995
CN / EJ&W
Snow Plow
 
76
EJ&E
?
2002
Gary Railway
Water Wagon
 
82
?
TF215
1986
Gary Railway
Turnout Carrier
84
Cat
P6000
2007
CN / EJ&W
Forklift
87
Eagle Picher
R80
?
CN / EJ&W
Forklift
 
90
Cat
VC60C
1980
Gary Railway
Forklift
97
Geismar
89128
1986
CN / EJ&W
Rail Puller
98
Tennant
42HD
1974
CN / EJ&W
Sweeper
109
Grove
?
2003
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
L109
Grove
AP308
1992
Gary Railway
Crane
111
Knox-Kershaw
KTC-1200
2001
CN / EJ&W
Tie Crane
 
L111
Lorain
RT-230
1997
Gary Railway
Crane
112
Kershaw
39787
1998
CN / EJ&W
Tie Crane
113
Kershaw
12-5 RTW2000
2000
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
114
Kershaw
39794
2006
Gary Railway
Tie Crane
 
115
Kershaw
39794
2007
Gary Railway
Tie Crane
116
Kershaw
39787
1998
CN / EJ&W
Tie Crane
120
Eagle Picher
R80
1998
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
121
Harsco
925
2002
Gary Railway
Tie Inserter
122
Hyster
H80XL
?
CN / EJ&W
Forklift
127
Fairmont
TR-10
1997
CN / EJ&W
Tie Extractor
 
128
Fairmont
TR-10
2000
Gary Railway
Tie Extractor
141
Pandall-Jackson
6700
1995
CN / EJ&W
Tamper
142
Pandall-Jackson
6700
1998
CN / EJ&W
Tamper
143
Pandall-Jackson
?
2000
CN / EJ&W
Tamper
 
144
Pandall-Jackson
6700
2005
Gary Railway
Tamper
145
Kershaw
39794
2003
CN / EJ&W
Crane
146
Harsco
925
2006
CN / EJ&W
Tie Inserter
 
149
SpeedAir
4B236B
2001
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
150
Know-Kershaw
KYC500
2002
Gary Railway
Yard Cleaner
155
Nordco
L-S
1997
CN / EJ&W
Auto-Lift
162
Jib
?
?
CN / EJ&W
Crane
164
Nordco
?
1998
CN / EJ&W
Spiker-Gauger
 
L167
Grove
?
?
Gary Railway
Crane
168
Kershaw
39794
2003
CN / EJ&W
Tie Crane
170
Nordco
?
2003
CN / EJ&W
Spike Puller
 
171
Fairmont
?
1994
Gary Railway
Spike Puller
172
Fairmont
W84J-1
1991
CN / EJ&W
Spike Puller
173
Nordco
LS Super Claw
1997
CN / EJ&W
Spike Puller
175
Fairmont
W84J-2
1999
CN / EJ&W
Spike Puller
176
Fairmont
W84J-1
1994
CN / EJ&W
Spike Puller
 
177
Harsco
W84SER
1999
Gary Railway
Spike Puller
 
190
Nordco
C
2006
Gary Railway
Spiker-Gauger
191
Nordco
C
1997
CN / EJ&W
Spiker-Gauger
194
Fairmont
?
2002
CN / EJ&W
Tie Puller
200
Kershaw
16834
1998
CN / EJ&W
Ballast Regulator
202
Kershaw
16834
1998
CN / EJ&W
Ballast Regulator
 
204
Knox-Kershaw
KBR850
2005
Gary Railway
Ballast Regulator
 
210
Ingersoll-Rand
T-30
1989
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
211
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2006
Gary Railway
Air Compressor
 
212
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2004
Gary Railway
Air Compressor
 
213
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2005
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
214
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2002
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
215
Chgo Pneumatic
CPS165
1997
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
217
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2000
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
218
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2002
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
220
SullAir
ES-6
1994
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
222
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2007
Gary Railway
Air Compressor
 
228
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
2000
Gary Railway
Air Compressor
 
230
Little Giant
SPR-64
1994
Gary Railway
Crane
235
Nordco
?
2000
CN / EJ&W
Kicker-Cribber
236
Nordco
SP
2001
CN / EJ&W
Pre-Gauger
240
Cat
Royal 80
1986
CN / EJ&W
Grader
245
Ohio
DE650
1995
CN / EJ&W
Crane
250
Vermeer
V8550A
2003
CN / EJ&W
Trencher
 
260
Case
?
2008
Gary Railway
Back-Hoe
262
Case
580 SuperM
2005
CN / EJ&W
Back-Hoe
 
265
Case
580 Super M
2005
Gary Railway
Back-Hoe
320
John Deere
544J
2004
CN / EJ&W
Loader
322
John Deere
544H
2000
CN / EJ&W
Loader
 
325
John Deere
744H
1997
Gary Railway
Loader
340
Hurricane
N-J34WE34
1969
CN / EJ&W
Jet Snow Blower
341
RMC
N-J34WE34
1973
CN / EJ&W
Jet Snow Blower
342
RMC
AF-C
1977
CN / EJ&W
Jet Snow Blower
343
RMC
TP-6
1978
CN / EJ&W
Jet Snow Blower
 
344
RMC
PT-2
1979
Gary Railway
Jet Snow Blower
 
345
RMC
TP-4
1979
Gary Railway
Jet Snow Blower
355
Cat
416C
2000
CN / EJ&W
Back-Hoe
362
Nordco
D
1995
CN / EJ&W
Anchor Machine
365
Cat
416C
2000
CN / EJ&W
Back-Hoe
371
Lorain
LRT230E
1996
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
373
FMC Linkbelt
LS5400
1983
Gary Railway
Excavator
374
Little Giant
48HR
2000
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
376
Central
Brute
1989
Gary Railway
Crane
 
377
Isringhausen
?
1986
Gary Railway
Crane
 
380
Swingmaster
181
2002
Gary Railway
Speed Swing
383
John Deere
544G
1994
CN / EJ&W
Swing Loader
 
384
Swingmaster
181
1997
Gary Railway
Speed Swing
385
Pettibone
445E
1998
CN / EJ&W
Speed Swing
394
Contrail
C20
2000
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
437
Ohio
DE300
?
CN / EJ&W
Crane
453
Ford
555B
?
CN / EJ&W
Tractor
562
Tennant
255
?
CN / EJ&W
Sweeper
589
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
590
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
591
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
594
Nolan
TT100-8
1997
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
 
595
Geismar
10SS
1998
Gary Railway
Push Car
596
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
597
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
598
Geismar
10SS
1998
CN / EJ&W
Push Car
 
599
Geismar
10SS
1998
Gary Railway
Push Car
 
628
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
?
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
690
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
1998
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
 
691
Ingersoll-Rand
P185WJD
1998
CN / EJ&W
Air Compressor
751
Beaver Creek
SD18
2007
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
753
Contrail
C20
2007
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
755
Evans
?
1983
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
757
Load King
202LT-PTL
1991
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
 
763
RailTrailer
?
1988
Gary Railway
Trailer
764
RailTrailer
?
1998
CN / EJ&W
Trailer
 
767
RailTrailer
?
2000
Gary Railway
Trailer
 
769
Big Tex
35SA
2005
Gary Railway
Trailer
777
Altec
CPT5
1997
CN / EJ&W
Trailer

Road Vehicles
 
#
Make
Model
Year
Disposition
Notes
 
403
International
4400
2009
CN / EJ&W
Crew Cab
 
405
Volvo-GM
WG64
1998
CN / EJ&W
 
 
407
International
4300SBA
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
408
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2008
CN / EJ&W
Crew Cab
 
410
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2004
CN / EJ&W
Crane, PTO
 
415
Ford
F-350
2004
CN / EJ&W
Tow Package
 
416
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
420
Sterling
PRL-21Y
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
423
Ford
F-550
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
425
Freightliner
M2-PLR
2007
Gary Railway
 
 
428
Sterling
LT9500
2000
CN / EJ&W
Snow Plow
 
435
Freightliner
M2-PLR
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
437
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2004
CN / EJ&W
HiRail, Compressor
 
438
Volvo
WG64
1998
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Tool Boxes
 
442
International
4900
2000
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Tool Boxes
 
445
Freightliner
FL89
2002
CN / EJ&W
Super Tk, Articulated Loader
 
446
Ford
F-350
2003
CN / EJ&W
 
 
449
Ford
Explorer XLT
2004
CN / EJ&W
 
 
451
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
460
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
462
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
Crew Cab
 
464
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
466
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
467
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
468
Ford
F-450
2009
CN / EJ&W
Regular Cab w/Dump Body
 
469
International
4400 SBA
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
470
Ford
F-450XL
2000
CN / EJ&W
Tool Boxes
 
472
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2008
CN / EJ&W
Super Cab
 
473
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2003
CN / EJ&W
Bottle Rack
 
474
Ford
F-350 XL
1997
Gary Railway
Dump
 
478
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2006
Gary Railway
 
 
480
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
481
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
482
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2004
CN / EJ&W
HiRail, Guard, Tool Circuit
 
484
Ford
F-350 Crew Cab
2005
CN / EJ&W
HiRail
 
489
Chevrolet
C-60
1988
CN / EJ&W
Hydraulic Lift
 
492
Freightliner
FL-80
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
493
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
494
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
495
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
505
Jeep
Cherokee
2001
CN / EJ&W
 
 
509
Freightliner
252WD
2001
CN / EJ&W
Hydraulic Bucket/Crane
 
510
Ford
E-150 Van
1998
CN / EJ&W
 
 
511
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
512
Chevrolet
Silverado HD
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
514
International
4900
1998
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Auger Bucket
 
515
Ford
F-800
1996
CN / EJ&W
Flatbed w/Crane
 
516
GMC/Int.
7400-DT466
2004
Gary Railway
Bucket Truck
 
517
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
518
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
519
International
4400 Crew Cab
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
521
Chevrolet
C-3500 HD
1996
CN / EJ&W
 
 
522
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
523
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2003
CN / EJ&W
Bottle Rack
 
524
Chevrolet
C-3500
2000
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
527
Ford
F-350
2004
CN / EJ&W
Utility Body
 
528
Ford
F-350
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
529
Chevrolet
Silverado HD
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
530
Chevrolet
2500
2002
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
531
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2003
CN / EJ&W
Bottle Rack
 
532
Freightliner
M2-106
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
535
Ford
F-350
2004
CN / EJ&W
HiRail, Crane
 
537
Chevrolet
3500 Crew Cab
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
540
Ford
F-350
1997
Gary Railway
 
 
541
Ford
F-450 XL
1999
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
542
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
543
Ford
F-550
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
544
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
545
Chevrolet
2500
2001
CN / EJ&W
 
 
546
Ford
F-550 Reg Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
547
Chevrolet
3500 Super Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
548
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2001
CN / EJ&W
 
 
550
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
551
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2008
CN / EJ&W
Super Cab
 
552
GMC
C-8500 Flatbed
1997
Gary Railway
Crane, Fuel Tank
 
553
Ford
F-550
2004
CN / EJ&W
Weld Rig, PTO, Service Body
 
554
Ford
F-550 Super Duty
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
555
Ford
F-350
1996
CN / EJ&W
 
 
556
Ford
F-700
1998
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Fuel Tank, Weld Rig
 
557
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
558
Ford
F-350 SC
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
559
Ford
F-600
1990
CN / EJ&W
Fuel Tank
 
562
Ford
F-550
2003
CN / EJ&W
PTO
 
563
International
4300 Reg Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
565
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Weld Rig
 
566
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Weld Rig
 
567
Ford
F-350
2005
Gary Railway
 
 
568
Chevrolet
3500 Super Crew
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
570
Ford
F-450 Super Duty
1997
CN / EJ&W
Crane
 
571
Ford
F-550 Crew Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
572
Chevrolet
Suburban
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
573
Ford
F-250 HD
1997
CN / EJ&W
 
 
574
Chevrolet
3500 Super Crew
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
575
Chevrolet
Suburban
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
576
International
4300 SBA
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
578
Chevrolet
Suburban
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
582
Ford
F-350 Crew Cab
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
583
Ford
F-350 Crew Cab
2006
Gary Railway
 
 
602
Ford
F-350 Crew Cab
2000
CN / EJ&W
 
 
605
Chevrolet
Colorado Ex Cab
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
607
Chevrolet
Colorado Ex Cab
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
609
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
616
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
617
Volvo
WG-64
1998
Gary Railway
Crane, Weld Rig, Repair
 
618
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2003
CN / EJ&W
 
 
621
Chevrolet
C2500
2000
CN / EJ&W
 
 
626
Chevrolet
Colorado X-Cab
2005
Gary Railway
 
 
627
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
629
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
630
Volvo-GM
WG-64
1999
CN / EJ&W
Wreck Truck
 
634
Ford
F-450
1999
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Weld Rig, Repair
 
635
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
639
Chevrolet
Trailblazer
2005
Gary Railway
 
 
640
Chevrolet
2500
1997
CN / EJ&W
 
 
647
Chevrolet
2500
2002
CN / EJ&W
Crane, Tool Boxes
 
648
Chevrolet
2500
2001
CN / EJ&W
Tool Boxes
 
651
Chevrolet
2500 HD
2003
CN / EJ&W
 
 
652
Chevrolet
Silverado HD
2004
CN / EJ&W
 
 
668
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
Crew Cab
 
720
?
?
?
Gary Railway
Fuel Truck
 
803
Chevrolet
Silverado 3500
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
813
Ford
Explorer
2004
CN / EJ&W
 
 
816
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
Crew Cab
 
817
Ford
Explorer
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
826
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
834
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
Crew Cab
 
835
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
Crew Cab
 
838
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2008
Gary Railway
Crew Cab
 
841
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
Crew Cab
 
845
Ford
F-250 Crew Cab
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
851
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
855
Ford
F-250 Super Duty
2006
CN / EJ&W
Crew Cab
 
860
Ford
F-350 Super Duty
2005
CN / EJ&W
 
 
901
Chevrolet
Impala
2001
CN / EJ&W
 
 
908
Buick
Century
2001
CN / EJ&W
 
 
912
Ford
Explorer
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
914
Ford
Explorer
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
915
Chevrolet
3500 Super Cab
2009
CN / EJ&W
 
 
917
Chevrolet
Lumina
1998
CN / EJ&W
 
 
918
Ford
Explorer
2008
Gary Railway
 
 
923
Ford
Explorer XLT
2007
Gary Railway
 
 
924
Dodge
Sprinter 3500
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
925
Ford
F-350
1997
CN / EJ&W
 
 
927
International
F-2654
1999
CN / EJ&W
Power TL, Tool Box
 
941
Chevrolet
Colorado
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
942
Chevrolet
2500
2000
CN / EJ&W
 
 
958
Ford
500
2006
CN / EJ&W
 
 
965
Ford
Super Crew
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
966
Ford
F-350
1999
CN / EJ&W
 
 
968
Chevrolet
Trailblazer
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
969
Chevrolet
Trailblazer
2007
CN / EJ&W
 
 
970
Ford
Taurus Limited
2008
CN / EJ&W
 
 
4539
Ford
F-350
1997
CN / EJ&W
 
 
N/A
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
N/A
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
N/A
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2009
Gary Railway
 
 
N/A
Chevrolet
Silverado 2500
2009
Gary Railway
 

EJ&E Train List
This lists the best information known about the trains that were running before the CN takeover. The list has not been updated since the takeover. The color codes behind the train symbols indicate what power was usually assigned to the train: EJE - UP - BNSF - CN - NS - CSX- CP - Train names/symbols are listed alphabetically. Abbreviations for lines are: Western Sub (WS), Eastern Sub (ES), Illinois River Line (IRL), Whiting Line (WL), Lakefront Line (LFL), Gary City Track (GCT), Romeoville Branch (RVB).
#271
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Griffith, IN (CN) Dest: Matteson, IL (CN)
Notes: This train originates from Port Huron, MI, runs to Flint, MI, then Lansing, then Battle Creek, then onto the J. Once off the J at Matteson, an IC crew takes it to St. Louis. It usually comes on at Griffith around 4:00 to 6:00AM.

#323 / #324
Type: Manifest Road: NS Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Van Loon, IN (NS) Dest: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard)
Notes: These are loaded and empty NS manifest trains brought on and off at Van Loon, that go to Kirk Yard. These trains can be picked up and left off by a crew with J power. The trains can have mainly steel related loads.

#333
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Matteson, IL (CN) Dest: Griffith, IN (CN)
Notes: This is a CN bridge train that runs on the J from Matteson to Griffith. The train originates from Memphis, TN and goes to Toronto, Canada. It may sometimes switch at Griffith.

#397
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Matteson, IL (CN) Dest: Griffith, IN (CN)
Notes: This is a CN bridge train that runs on the J from Matteson to Griffith. The train originates from Toronto, Canada and goes to Memphis, TN. It may sometimes switch at Griffith.

#398
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Griffith, IN (CN) Dest: Matteson, IL (CN)
Notes: This is the same CN bridge train as above, but reversed. It runs on the J from Griffith to Matteson. The train originates from Memphis, TN and goes to Toronto, Canada. It may sometimes switch at Griffith.

#5
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES
Runs: Mon-Sat Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: #5 is a new train as of 2003. This train is called around 5:00 AM at Kirk Yard in Gary, IN. Once the train is assembled, it heads RR West to Joliet, and sets out cars there. It may often bring extra power from Kirk back to Joliet as well, so there could often be as many as 3-5 units. Unlike the "Line Train", after they finish at East Joliet, it then continues onto Eola and sets out cars there. Depending on how many cars there are, it will either set out the cars in the small yard on the EJ&E, or they will bring the cars down into Eola Yard. Most of the cars being dropped are steel cars from USS Gary going to CA. If there's enough time, they can fill at Eola as well. They should work Eola sometime between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM each day.

#874?
Type: Coal Road: CP Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Spaulding, IL (CP) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN
Notes: There are coal trains that go to the USS coke facility that's on the East side of the USS Mills in Gary, IN. This special kind of coal is turned into coke for use in the mills. One version of this train can come onto the EJ&E at Spaulding from the CP. The CP symbol is possibly #874, and should originate from Line Creek Mine, BC. The loaded train is dropped off at a siding at Spaulding and light J power is usually sent up from Joliet to pickup the train. The train is then taken East on the J up to Kirk Yard in Gary, past the USS mills, and over to the coke facility on the East side of USS. The lead going into this area is called the "Dixie". Empties go back the same way. This version of the train from CP is usually 110-120 cars.

ACIPR
Type: Auto Road: UP Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Griffith, IN (CN)
Notes: An auto train may sometimes come from UP at West Chicago and run on the EJ&E through to Griffith. This train originates from City of Industry, CA and is bound for Proviso Yard in Chicago.

ADVPR / ADVGF
Type: Auto Road: UP Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Griffith, IN (CN)
Notes: An auto train may sometimes come from UP at West Chicago and run on the EJ&E through to Griffith. This train originates from Denver, CO and is bound for Proviso Yard in Chicago.

AXS1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS>IRL>WS
Runs: Mon-Fri Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: East Morris, IL
Notes: Started as of Oct. 2004, the "AXS1" (Aux Sable Switcher) is a train that runs Mon-Fri. It was added to help with some of the work the JSW1/2 does on the Illinois River Line. The train is called at Joliet around 7:00 AM. It usually brings mostly tank cars up the Western Sub, and onto the IRL. It then switches Aux Sable and A&R Plastics in the Morris area, then it returns to Joliet. "JSW1" may sometimes switch Aux Sable on Sundays.

CATWI
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>RVB
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Will County
Notes: There's coal trains that run to the Com Ed Will County Station on the J's Romeoville Branch. Coal to the generator is supplied about 50/50 by UP and BNSF. The UP trains come from their interchange at West Chicago. They then move RR East to Joliet and pass into the run-thru track in East Joliet Yard. Power then has to be switched to the West end of the train so it can be taken back up the West main and onto the Romeoville Branch. All units that run on the Romeoville Branch must have drip pans to catch fluids that might otherwise spill in the ecologically protected area of the Romeoville Branch. Once the loads are taken up to the Will County Generator, they're dropped off, and the empties are taken back to East Joliet Yard (if there are any). The plant switches the cars themselves. Loads originate from Antelope Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBMWK
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Waukegan
Notes: There are coal trains that can come off the UP at West Chicago and move RR West up the EJ&E line to the Waukegan Generating Station. These trains use to go this way a number of years ago, and they had EJ&E power back then. It's unknown if these trains use this route exclusively. Loads originate from Belle Ayr Mine, WY. These trains can sometimes have DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBTMQ
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Gary, IN (CSS)
Notes: Coal for Indiana is taken on at West Chicago, then bridged on the EJ&E to be interchanged with the CSS at the East end. The loads originate from Black Thunder Mine, WY and are bound for Michigan City, IN. Empties sometimes return through Proviso. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBTPL
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: There's coal trains that are bridged from the UP at West Chicago, to a generator that's called "Plaines", which is Southwest of Joliet off the CN/IC line. The loaded trains are brought onto the EJ&E at West Chicago, and then come East on the J to Joliet. A "window" has to be issued from Union Depot in Joliet because of the Metra traffic and such. If it's going to be a while for this window to be issued, the train can many times be left at the West Bridge Jct. siding, or even the Normantown Siding on the J. Once in East Joliet Yard, the train moves off to the West side of the yard and onto an interchange that comes down and connects with the CN/IC in Joliet. There's a small yard just west of the J's East Joliet Yard on this line that's called the 'H' Yard, that this branch passes through. At the plant, the trains used to be switched by CN/IC crews, but a new track to the generator was built to avoid the Pequot main, so the CN/IC has been cut out of the move. This was finished in early 2003, and the J crews then took over switching the empties and loads in the yard near the plant. Loads originate from Black Thunder Mine, WY. In mid 2003, these trains started having 135 cars and DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBTPM
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Leithton, IL (CN)
Notes: Also known as the WC Green Bay Run-Through or "Pulliam" trains... These trains don't happen all the time. They can go everyday for a number of days, then stop for a long time. The trains are bridged on the EJ&E, with loaded trains coming onto the J from the UP at West Chicago, and then moving West up the J main to the interchange with the CN/WC at Leithton. Empty trains do the same in reverse. The trains will normally have UP or SP power on them. Loads originate from Black Thunder Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBTWI
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>RVB
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Will County
Notes: There's coal trains that run to the Com Ed Will County Station on the J's Romeoville Branch. Coal to the generator is supplied about 50/50 by UP and BNSF. The UP trains come from their interchange at West Chicago. They then move RR East to Joliet and pass into the run-thru track in East Joliet Yard. Power then has to be switched to the West end of the train so it can be taken back up the West main and onto the Romeoville Branch. All units that run on the Romeoville Branch must have drip pans to catch fluids that might otherwise spill in the ecologically protected area of the Romeoville Branch. Once the loads are taken up to the Will County Generator, they're dropped off, and the empties are taken back to East Joliet Yard (if there are any). The plant switches the cars themselves. Loads originate from Black Thunder Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CBTWK
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Waukegan
Notes: There are coal trains that can come off the UP at West Chicago and move RR West up the EJ&E line to the Waukegan Generating Station. These trains use to go this way a number of years ago, and they had EJ&E power back then. It's unknown if these trains use this route exclusively. Loads originate from Black Thunder Mine, WY. These trains can sometimes have DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

C-DKMEOS
Type: Coal Road: BNSF Route: WS>ES>LFL
Runs: As Needed Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: Com Ed - State Line, IN
Notes: For this train, they usually send light J power from Joliet up to Eola to get the train. The power descends down the West side of the wye into BNSF's Eola yard, and hooks up to the train. It's then brought RR East up the line to the Gary, where they then switch over to the Lakefront Line and take the train the rest of the way to the generator. The plant sits on the IL/IN State Line border off Lake Michigan. Loads originate from Decker Mine, MT.

CJRPL
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: There's coal trains that are bridged from the UP at West Chicago, to a generator that's called "Plaines", which is Southwest of Joliet off the CN/IC line. The loaded trains are brought onto the EJ&E at West Chicago, and then come East on the J to Joliet. A "window" has to be issued from Union Depot in Joliet because of the Metra traffic and such. If it's going to be a while for this window to be issued, the train can many times be left at the West Bridge Jct. siding, or even the Normantown Siding on the J. Once in East Joliet Yard, the train moves off to the West side of the yard and onto an interchange that comes down and connects with the CN/IC in Joliet. There's a small yard just west of the J's East Joliet Yard on this line that's called the 'H' Yard, that this branch passes through. At the plant, the trains used to be switched by CN/IC crews, but a new track to the generator was built to avoid the Pequot main, so the CN/IC has been cut out of the move. This was finished in early 2003, and the J crews then took over switching the empties and loads in the yard near the plant. Loads originate from Jacobs Ranch Mine, WY. In mid 2003, these trains started having 135 cars and DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CJRRV
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>RVB
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Will County
Notes: There's coal trains that run to the Com Ed Will County Station on the J's Romeoville Branch. Coal to the generator is supplied about 50/50 by UP and BNSF. The UP trains come from their interchange at West Chicago. They then move RR East to Joliet and pass into the run-thru track in East Joliet Yard. Power then has to be switched to the West end of the train so it can be taken back up the West main and onto the Romeoville Branch. All units that run on the Romeoville Branch must have drip pans to catch fluids that might otherwise spill in the ecologically protected area of the Romeoville Branch. Once the loads are taken up to the Will County Generator, they're dropped off, and the empties are taken back to East Joliet Yard (if there are any). The plant switches the cars themselves. Loads originate from Jacobs Ranch Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CJRWK
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Waukegan
Notes: There are coal trains that can come off the UP at West Chicago and move RR West up the EJ&E line to the Waukegan Generating Station. These trains use to go this way a number of years ago, and they had EJ&E power back then. It's unknown if these trains use this route exclusively. Loads originate from Jacobs Ranch Mine, WY. These trains can sometimes have DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CNAPL
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: There's coal trains that are bridged from the UP at West Chicago, to a generator that's called "Plaines", which is Southwest of Joliet off the CN/IC line. The loaded trains are brought onto the EJ&E at West Chicago, and then come East on the J to Joliet. A "window" has to be issued from Union Depot in Joliet because of the Metra traffic and such. If it's going to be a while for this window to be issued, the train can many times be left at the West Bridge Jct. siding, or even the Normantown Siding on the J. Once in East Joliet Yard, the train moves off to the West side of the yard and onto an interchange that comes down and connects with the CN/IC in Joliet. There's a small yard just west of the J's East Joliet Yard on this line that's called the 'H' Yard, that this branch passes through. At the plant, the trains used to be switched by CN/IC crews, but a new track to the generator was built to avoid the Pequot main, so the CN/IC has been cut out of the move. This was finished in early 2003, and the J crews then took over switching the empties and loads in the yard near the plant. Loads originate from North Antelope Mine, WY. In mid 2003, these trains started having 135 cars and DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CNAPM
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Leithton, IL (CN)
Notes: Also known as the WC Green Bay Run-Through or "Pulliam" trains... These trains don't happen all the time. They can go everyday for a number of days, then stop for a long time. The trains are bridged on the EJ&E, with loaded trains coming onto the J from the UP at West Chicago, and then moving West up the J main to the interchange with the CN/WC at Leithton. Empty trains do the same in reverse. The trains will normally have UP or SP power on them. Loads originate from North Antelope Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CNAWI
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>RVB
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Will County
Notes: There's coal trains that run to the Com Ed Will County Station on the J's Romeoville Branch. Coal to the generator is supplied about 50/50 by UP and BNSF. The UP trains come from their interchange at West Chicago. They then move RR East to Joliet and pass into the run-thru track in East Joliet Yard. Power then has to be switched to the West end of the train so it can be taken back up the West main and onto the Romeoville Branch. All units that run on the Romeoville Branch must have drip pans to catch fluids that might otherwise spill in the ecologically protected area of the Romeoville Branch. Once the loads are taken up to the Will County Generator, they're dropped off, and the empties are taken back to East Joliet Yard (if there are any). The plant switches the cars themselves. Loads originate from North Antelope Mine, WY. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CNARV
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>RVB
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Will County
Notes: Same as the CNAWI train above, but RV symbol used for: Romeoville.

CNAWK
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Waukegan
Notes: There are coal trains that can come off the UP at West Chicago and move RR West up the EJ&E line to the Waukegan Generating Station. These trains use to go this way a number of years ago, and they had EJ&E power back then. It's unknown if these trains use this route exclusively. Loads originate from North Antelope Mine, WY. These trains can sometimes have DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

CNRWK
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Com Ed - Waukegan
Notes: There are coal trains that can come off the UP at West Chicago and move RR West up the EJ&E line to the Waukegan Generating Station. These trains use to go this way a number of years ago, and they had EJ&E power back then. It's unknown if these trains use this route exclusively. Loads originate from North Rochelle Mine, WY. These trains can sometimes have DPU power. UP crews for these trains are primarily provided by a pool based at West Chicago.

GSW
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Griffith, IN Dest: Matteson, IL
Notes: This local that originates from Griffith and is designated "GSW" may sometimes switch cars around Griffith and go as far as Matteson.

JSW1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS>IRL>WS
Runs: 7 Days a Week Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: East Morris, IL
Notes: Seven days a week, a local train designated "JSW1" (Joliet Switcher 1 or "The Clay Pit Job") leaves Joliet Westbound around 6:00 AM, then switches over to the Illinois River Line at Walker. It then heads South towards the East Morris area and switches mostly chemical and plastics industries, such as Equistar and Akzo-Nobel. It can also switch Aux Sable on Sundays. Mon-Sat, the train usually receives a new crew around 11:00 AM while at the Equistar plant in Morris. With this new crew, the train then becomes "JSW2". It then continues working Equistar and Alcoa, and on Mon, Wed and Fri, it also goes across Divine Bridge to work Technical Propellants and Reichhold. It then returns back to Joliet in the early evening as JSW2. The JSW1/2 train usually has one or two road units. Foreign locos can sometimes be seen on this train, as the Relco Company has a siding off the IRL, and they often move various locos on and off of their property. The train sometimes has a caboose.

JSW2
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS>IRL>WS
Runs: 7 Days a Week Orig: East Morris, IL Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: This train is the continuation of the JSW1 (See above). After receiving a new crew around 11:00 AM, the JSW1 becomes JSW2, and then continues working Equistar and Alcoa, and on Mon, Wed and Fri, it also goes across Divine Bridge to work Technical Propellants and Reichhold. It then returns back to Joliet in the early evening. The JSW1/2 train usually has one or two road units. Foreign locos can sometimes be seen on this train, as the Relco Company has a siding off the IRL, and they often move various locos on and off of their property. The train sometimes has a caboose.

JSW3
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: West Chicago, IL
Notes: If the work is needed, an extra train designated JSW3 (Joliet Switcher 3) leaves later in the evening following #21 (N21) or the "Long West" train out of Joliet. It can work all points between Plainfield and West Chicago, including industries around the Walker area, then return to Joliet in the early morning.

KSW1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Chicago Heights, IL (UP)
Notes: A train designated KSW1 (Kirk Switcher 1) leaves Kirk Yard around the mid part of the morning and hauls cars for CN at Griffith, and UP at Chicago Heights. It also switches industries between Griffith and Matteson, then returns to Kirk in the afternoon or evening. If business is good, this train runs 7 days a week.

KSW2
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES>WL>ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Whiting, IN
Notes: The KSW2 runs at night with road power. It starts out at Kirk Yard around 8:00 PM and leaves for the Whiting Line to deliver cars for Amoco, Inland Steel, and other local industries that WSW1 will hit the next day. It then grabs the outbound cars WSW1 left during the day and heads East. It then backtracks to Cavanaugh and moves South to Van Loon. At Van Loon, it switches NS interchange traffic and returns to Kirk Yard.

KSW3
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES>WL>ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Whiting, IN
Notes: This train sometimes runs from Kirk Yard to Whiting and back. Start time is 6:30 AM at Kirk Yard. It does not run on Saturday.

Lakefront Transfer
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: LFL
Runs: Tues & Thurs Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: South Chicago (CSL)
Notes: There's a local that does general fill work along the Lakefront Line. This job is called for 8AM at Kirk Yard. It runs every Tuesday and Thursday, and goes as far as South Chicago. There's a connection with the Chicago Shortline in South Chicago.

#21 / Long West
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: Waukegan, IL
Notes: The "Long West" train is run as a replacement in the lineup for the #21 when business is too slow to warrant a daily train running West each night. The "Long West" can run every other day, or less. It depends greatly on how much traffic needs to go West, and in particular, the summer traffic to Peter Baker Co. This train is called between 10:00 PM and Midnight in Joliet, depending on when cars coming East from Kirk Yard off the Line Train arrive. Once leaving Joliet, it runs West and works in a similar way as compared to the #21 (N21)... It will usually go as far as Rondout, leave any cars it has for the Waukegan Local, then turn to head back.

M342 / M357
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: Leithton, IL (CN) Dest: Munger, IL (CN)
Notes: This is a CN bridge manifest train that can occasionally run across the EJ&E from CN at Leithton, to CN at Munger. It originates from Symington Yard-Winnipeg, Canada and is bound for Bridgeport, IL. This train would mainly run if there's a problem on the CN system somewhere.

M348
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: WS
Runs: 7 Days a Week Orig: Leithton, IL (CN) Dest: Munger, IL (CN)
Notes: These are bridge manifest trains that typically run on the J each day from CN at Leithton, to CN at Munger. They originate from Fond du Lac, WI and are bound for Battle Creek, MI, with a stop at Hawthorn Yard in Chicago to switch cars. CN/GTW crews handle the trains from Battle Creek to Chicago, or the J connection... WC crews handle the trains between Chicago and Fond du Lac. Power on these trains can be CN, WC, IC, GT or even DWP.

M349 / E249
Type: Manifest Road: CN Route: WS
Runs: 7 Days a Week Orig: Munger, IL (CN) Dest: Leithton, IL (CN)
Notes: M349 is the Westbound version of the M348 train shown above. These trains usually run each day between Battle Creek, MI, and Fond du Lac, WI, with a stop at Hawthorn Yard in Chicago to switch cars. CN/GTW crews handle the trains from Battle Creek to Chicago, or the J connection... WC crews handle the trains between Chicago and Fond du Lac. Power on these trains can be CN, WC, IC, GT or even DWP. E249 has a higher priority because it has auto racks added on at Grand Rapids bound for Canada.

M395
Type: Auto Road: CN Route: ES
Runs: Unknown Orig: Griffith, IN (CN) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: This train originates from Toronto, Canada and is bound for Logistics Park Terminal, IL. The route the train takes once they get to Joliet, is through Joliet Yard, West through 'H' Yard, then down onto the CN/IC going South. The train mainly has auto racks for the terminal and other mixed freight, possibly bound for Galesburg. It may also set out cars at Joliet sometimes.

N1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES
Runs: 7 Days a Week Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: Also known as the "Line Train", the N1 leaves Kirk Yard around 12:00 noon with interchange cars bound for BNSF at Joliet, and other cars ultimately bound for points on the Western Sub. The Line Train arrives at Joliet around 4:00 PM. It drops cars in East Joliet Yard, and can also come West over Bridge 198 to shove cars down into the BNSF interchange yard off the river. The train then heads back to Gary, IN. The cars it leaves in Joliet that are westbound, usually go out the same night on the N21 train, or JSW3.

N3
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: ES
Runs: ? Days a Week Orig: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) Dest: Joliet, IL
Notes: (This train temporarily replaced the above N1 train around 9/02) Also known as the "Line Train", the N3 leaves Kirk Yard around 5:00 PM with interchange cars bound for BNSF at Joliet, and other cars ultimately bound for points on the Western Sub. The Line Train arrives at Joliet around 9:00 PM. It drops cars in East Joliet Yard, and can sometimes also come West over Bridge 198 to shove cars down into the BNSF interchange yard off the river. The train then heads back to Gary, IN. The cars it leaves in Joliet that are westbound, usually go out the same night on the N21, Long West, or JSW3 trains.

N21
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: 3-6 Times a Week Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: Waukegan, IL
Notes: An evening train designated the "#21" leaves Joliet approximately 6:00 PM or later most nights, holding connecting cars taken from the Eastern Sub's "Line Train". It then switches cars where needed, at interchange points between Joliet and Waukegan, with most work usually being done between Spaulding and Rondout. This train use to have the crew and power layover in Waukegan in the old days, but it now returns the same night/early morning. This train can run from 3-6 times a week depending on traffic... When times are very slow, this train can be abolished completely and traffic going West is done by extra trains as needed.

Night Flyer
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: Gary, IN (Kirk Yard)
Notes: The "Night Flyer" leaves Joliet Yard around midnight and heads East to its ultimate destination, Kirk Yard in Gary, IN. It may stop and switch cars at various businesses or interchange points along the way, such as Mobil, Matteson, Griffith, and others. Once at Kirk Yard, it usually leaves around 5AM to return to Joliet. As of late 2003, this train is called about once a week.

NIPSCO
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: WS>ES>LFL
Runs: As Needed Orig: West Chicago, IL (UP) Dest: Gary, IN
Notes: (The NIPSCO plant was still closed as of late 2002, so these trains are not running.) These are loaded trains that usually come off the UP at West Chicago and go to the Northern Indiana Public Services Company's Dean Mitchell Generator in the Gary, IN area, next to Lake Michigan. The mines they originate from are unknown and symbols are unknown.

Phoenix Local
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: Phoenix Line (Joliet)
Notes: There's a train called the "Phoenix Local" that shoves its way West out of Joliet around mid morning, with 1-2 switchers. It then heads up the main to the Phoenix Line along the West side of the Des Plains River, switching various industries as it goes. It use to interchange with the Joliet Junction Railway, which operated the J's old Rockdale Line (now abandoned).

QLPCSSE
Type: Intermodal Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Joliet, IL (BNSF) Dest: Eola, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This intermodal stack train originates from Logistics Park Terminal, IL, and is bound for South Seattle, WA. It bridges on the EJ&E between Joliet and Eola.

QSTPLPC
Type: Intermodal Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: Joliet, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This intermodal stack train originates from St. Paul, MN and is bound for Logistics Park Terminal, IL. It bridges on the EJ&E between Eola and Joliet.

SNRKLPC
Type: Intermodal Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: Joliet, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This intermodal stack train originates from New Rockford, ND, and is bound for Logistics Park Terminal, IL. It bridges on the EJ&E between Eola and Joliet.

STACCHI
Type: Intermodal Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: Joliet, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This intermodal stack train originates from Tacoma, WA, and is bound for Corwith Yard, Chicago, IL. It bridges on the EJ&E between Joliet and Eola.

U-769
Type: Taconite Road: CN Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Leithton, IL (CN) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN
Notes: These are 'blast furnace trim' trains that originate from Minntac Mine, MN. The trains come on at Leithton and proceed on the J to USS Gary Works, where they are unloaded. Empties return the same way under the symbol U-768. The train sets are usually going to be ex SSAM/WC steel hoppers, or EJ&E hopper sets. Power may sometimes be other than CN. All taconite trains are seasonal and unpredictable. Sometimes they run, and sometimes they don't.

U-BIREOL
Type: Coal Road: BNSF Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN

Notes: There are coal trains that go to the USS coke facility that's on the East side of the USS Mills in Gary, IN. This special kind of coal is turned into coke for use in the mills. One version of this train can come onto the EJ&E at Eola from the BNSF. The symbol is U-BIREOL, and it originates from Birmingham, AL. Light J power is usually sent up from Joliet to pickup the train. The power descends down the West side of the wye into BNSF's Eola yard and hooks up to the train. The train is then taken East on the J up to Kirk Yard in Gary, past the USS mills, and over to the coke facility on the East side of USS. The lead going into this area is called the "Dixie". Empties go back the same way. This version of the train is usually shorter then the one from CP, about 90 cars.


Unknown Symbol
Type: Coal Road: NS Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Van Loon, IN (NS) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN
Notes: There's a coal train that usually comes off the NS at Van Loon about once a week that's about 140 cars or so. The train is taken East on the line past the USS mills, and over to the coke facility on the East side of USS. Different types of coal/coke are needed to make different types of steel. Each version of these USS trains bring a different type of coal that's specific to each process the mill uses.

Unknown Symbol
Type: Coal Road: UP Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Chicago Heights, IL (UP) Dest: Curtis Yard, IN (CSS)
Notes: This coal train comes from Southern Illinois on the UP, and interchanges onto the EJ&E going East at Chicago Heights. It's then brought up to Gary and taken onto the Gary City Track Branch, and left at Curtis Yard. The train can have either run-through UP power, or EJ&E power occasionally. Once the loads are dropped off at Curtis, the CSS brings light power onto the J's City Track by entering at Goff Jct., then comes up to Curtis and picks up the train. The mine it originates from is unknown, and it is bound for NIPSCO Baillytown. The empty trains are moved the same way in reverse. This train operates each day with loads one day, then empties returning the next.

Unknown Symbol
Type: Coal Road: CSX Route: ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Chicago Heights, IL (UP) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN
Notes: This coal train comes North up to Chicago Heights using trackage rights on the UP. Once at C.H., it then moves onto the EJ&E heading East to Gary, IN. The loaded trains are brought through Kirk and into the USS Gary Works coke plant for use in the steel making process. Different types of coal/coke are needed to make different types of steel. Each version of these USS trains bring a different type of coal that's specific to each process the mill uses.

U-SEMEOL
Type: Taconite Road: BNSF Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN
Notes: These are taconite pellet trains that originate from Minntac Mine, MN. The trains come on at BNSF Eola and proceed on the J to USS Gary Works, where they are unloaded. Empties return the same way under the symbol U-EOLSEM. The train sets are usually going to be newer BNSF taconite hopper sets, or EJ&E hopper sets. There may sometimes be older BN or CC&P cars as well. Power can sometimes be EJ&E. All taconite trains are seasonal and unpredictable. Sometimes they run, and sometimes they don't.

U-SWEEOL
Type: Coal Road: BNSF Route: WS>ES
Runs: As Needed Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: USS Gary Works, IN

Notes: There are coal trains that go to the USS coke facility that's on the East side of the USS Mills in Gary, IN. This special kind of coal is turned into coke for use in the mills. One version of this train can come onto the EJ&E at Eola from the BNSF. The symbol is U-SWEEOL, and the train originates from Fording, BC. CP takes it from Fording to Sweetgrass, MT, where it then switches to BNSF for the rest of the trip to Eola. Light J power is usually sent up from Joliet to pickup the train. The power descends down the West side of the wye into BNSF's Eola yard and hooks up to the train. The train is then taken East on the J up to Kirk Yard in Gary, past the USS mills, and over to the coke facility on the East side of USS. The lead going into this area is called the "Dixie". Empties go back the same way.


VLPCTAC
Type: Auto MF Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Joliet, IL (BNSF) Dest: Eola, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This is a train BNSF calls a "vehicle manifest". It originates from Logistics Park Terminal in Joliet, IL, and is bound for Tacoma, WA. It bridges on the EJ&E between Joliet and the BNSF at Eola.

VBTLPLU
Type: Auto MF Road: BNSF Route: WS
Runs: Unknown Orig: Eola, IL (BNSF) Dest: Joliet, IL (BNSF)
Notes: This is a train BNSF calls a "vehicle manifest". It originates from Portland, OR, and is bound for Blue Island, IL. It bridges on the EJ&E between BNSF at Eola and Joliet.

WRS1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: Mon-Fri Orig: Waukegan, IL Dest: Leithton to Lake Zurich
Notes: Otherwise known as the "Waukegan Local", the WRS1 is based out of Waukegan and called each day at 7AM. It can run Monday through Friday. Normally it goes as far as Leithton, but in the Summer it can sometimes go as far as Lake Zurich. When they go as far as Zurich, they will probably drop off cars for the #21 or Long West train to pick up later, on its run that night. The local is usually assigned the J's only GP38-2, #703. When #703 needs to be brought into Joliet for service, #317 or another switcher is often its replacement. #703 can go back to Joliet for minor service as often as every 2 weeks. The units are usually tacked onto the #21, or Long West trains.

WSW1
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WL
Runs: Unknown Orig: Whiting, IN Dest: Local
Notes: There's a switcher local designated WSW1 that's called at about 10:00 AM and works the local industries, such as Amoco and Inland Steel, at Whiting. It also builds an outbound train each day that will go to Kirk Yard. KSW2 picks up this train and also drops cars for WSW1 to place the next day. Sometimes WSW1 can go to Ivanhoe and interchange cars as well. This job can sometimes be taken over by KSW3.

Yard Job
Type: Manifest Road: EJ&E Route: WS
Runs: As Needed Orig: Joliet, IL Dest: Bridge 198 (BNSF)
Notes: At various times, sometimes late at night or early in the morning, a switcher or two will come up from Joliet to do interchange work in the BNSF yard at Bridge 198.


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