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Railroad Maps
This page is a collection of various EJ&E maps and satellite photos. Click on one section below.

Main EJ&E Archive Railroad Map
This is a map I created using all the available information I have regarding the EJ&E system. I think you will find this map very helpful while listening to the audio stream. Click the thumbnail to download the 900k size map in PDF form. You can also download the map in two halves, which can then be printed out on two pieces of paper and joined together. Click for the left half and click for the right half. Latest version of map is: 2008. Please do not upload this map to any public servers.

Interchange Maps

This collection includes interchange maps from the Feb, 2008 version of the EJ&E Track Chart.


1965 USS Detail Rail Maps
The maps below are scans from the blown-up detail sections of an EJ&E system map that was printed around 1965. Keep in mind that things may be a little different today. For instance, South Works steel plant doesn't even exist anymore. Numerous buildings and facilities have also been torn down at Gary Works. The large files for these will take a while to load.


USS Gary Works


Hartsdale-Griffith

East Joliet

Kirk Yard

South Works

Satellite Photos of Rail System
These were grabbed off the www.mapquest.com site. The sat photos were actually provided to mapquest by: www.globexplorer.com Don't ask me why, but when I first read their copyright, I thought it wouldn't be a problem using them. After collecting all the photos and adding them to the site, I then realized I may have been wrong. I emailed the globexplorer people asking if it would be OK to use the photos in the manor I wanted to, but got no response. Since this site is non-commercial, I'm hoping it's OK. So, listed below are links to a collection of satellite photos showing points along the system. It's very interesting to see how things are laid out from this point of view. You'll find they can often answer questions about areas you otherwise can't get to. The list basically starts at the North end of the RR (RR West), and finishes at the far end in Gary, IN (RR East). There's also separate collections of shots showing the various branches.


Western Sub - Waukegan Generator

This is the generator off the lake in Waukegan. Coal trains can be delivered directly off the UP main to the far left, or can be brought up the EJ&E on the line to the right of the trees and put into the storage tracks.

Western Sub - North Yard
This is the small yard to the right, which is South of the generator. You can see coal car sets sitting in it. The larger yard and main to the left is UP.

Western Sub - North Chicago
This is where the EJ&E main goes up and over the UP mains.

Western Sub - Upton
This is where the line crosses the UP at Upton. The interchange to the EJ&E has been severed. The connection was mainly used for ore trains in the old days.

Western Sub - Peter Baker
This shows the large Peter Baker plant that's an EJ&E customer. You can see cars set out for them along the main. Rondout is to the lower left.

Western Sub - Rondout
The diamond is to the right. There's a small yard on the EJ&E main to the left. The SOO/CP line splits off to the left above the diamond for the Metra line.

Western Sub - Leithton
This shows the connection with WC/CN at Leithton, with interchange tracks in both the NW and SW corners.

Western Sub - Diamond Lake
Passing through on the main at Diamond Lake.

Western Sub - Lake Zurich
Passing through Lake Zurich.

Western Sub - Barrington Old Park Foods
This shows the old Park Foods company that use to be served by the J. Before that, it was the Jewel Foods headquarters. You can see where the spur came in. It's now being used by a variety of businesses.

Western Sub - Barrington
The J's connection with the UP at Barrington. There's a decent size yard on the UP to the North.

Western Sub - Spaulding
This is the CP connection at Spaulding. There's storage tracks on the EJ&E main South of the diamond, and CP also has storage West of the diamond. You can see that there's two interchange tracks... One on the SW and one on the SE.

Western Sub - Munger
This is the CN connection at Munger, which shows the one interchange track on the NE corner.

Western Sub - Spring Switch at Ingalton
The EJ&E main is to the right, bending towards West Chicago. The UP main can be seen on the left, bending West.

Western Sub - Ingalton
This shows the EJ&E main to the right, and the UP main right next to it on the left, both bending towards West Chicago.

Western Sub - West Chicago - Top End
This is just North of the West Chicago diamond. The EJ&E main is on the right, and the UP main and small yard is right next to it on the left. You can also see the UP main bending down towards their yard Northwest of the diamond.

Western Sub - West Chicago
This is the main interchange at West Chicago. The EJ&E main comes straight down the middle, and the UP main goes across. The white colored interchange track that is North of the diamond is fairly new. Coal trains from the South usually interchange on that track. Before that track was installed, they would go farther up, then back in on the old track, which you can see to the left. You can also still make out the old BN RoW that use to run SW to NE just below the diamond, and connected with the UP/CNW to the right of the diamond.

Western Sub - Kerr McGee
This is the site of the old Kerr McGee plant. The white gravel areas are where they have dug down and removed all the contaminated soil that was left by the company's waste. At the bottom of the gravel area, you can see a siding and a shed with some cars... This is where the contaminated dirt was loaded in special covered cars. The EJ&E main was temporarily removed for a time, and relocated to the right onto the new fill area so they could dig under the RoW and remove that soil as well.

Western Sub - My Old Hood
This is where I use to live. We use to walk out along the tracks either way. This was back when there was basically no houses between here and West Chicago, and also Eola. It was all fields and trees. We also use to have fun on the Fermi Lab lands, fishing, skating and doing other stuff. Their use to be a family of beavers on that lower portion of the lake that would build dams in the culvert that runs under the RoW fill right there.

Western Sub - Warrenhurst
There use to be a small spur here that came off the main right on the North edge of where the curve starts, and then went South down next to those buildings with the red roofs. There was a dry wall supply, and below that was a commercial fertilizer dealer. As of 11/03, they will reconnect the spur for the drywall dealer to use again.

Western Sub - Butterfield Center & Peaker Plant
This shows the new Midwest Generation Peaker plant near Eola. There's also some large warehouses to the South of it that are fairly new, which have spurs off the EJ&E.

Western Sub - Electric Jct.
This section use to have the station name of Electric Jct. This is where the Chicago Aurora & Elgin interurban line crossed the J in the old days... You can still make out where the old RoW is. Just left of the CA&E RoW is where the small interchange yard for the BNSF connection at Eola starts.

Western Sub - Eola
Eola is probably one of the largest interchange plants on the RR. This is where the EJ&E connects with the BNSF line to Aurora. The J main is to the far right. You can see the North interchange track that comes out of the small yard on the J, then turns downhill towards BNSF Eola Yard. The J main goes up and over the 3 track BNSF main.

Western Sub - East Siding
East Siding is the Southern half of the interchange with BNSF at Eola. The interchange track comes out of Eola Yard and makes a fairly wide radius turn going uphill to the J main. There's also a siding on the J main on this side of the bridge.

Western Sub - West Normantown
This is the North end of the fairly new siding at Normantown.

Western Sub - East Normantown
Going farther South shows the bottom end of the Normantown siding.

Western Sub - Old Aurora Branch Lead
As the EJ&E main on the right turns east towards Plainfield, you can look to the left and still make out the old RoW for the long gone Aurora Branch that heads up to the NW. Right where it split off from the main is where the white driveway is now, and then you can see it a little higher next to the highway in the trees.

Western Sub - Walker
Walker is where the Illinois River Line comes off the EJ&E main. As you can see, it can only be entered from the South, but it looks like the RR may own the property to the North of where the track connects, which would allow a wye to be built fairly easily. After passing the IRL spring switch, the main continues into Plainfield.

Western Sub - Plainfield
Passing through Plainfield, this shows some of the older businesses along the line.

Western Sub - Gravel Pit
here's the main passing through some marshy area that use to have the old station name of Gravel Pit.

Western Sub - West Bridge Jct.
The main has now turned straight East and is passing where the old Rockdale Jct. was. You can see where the old Rockdale branch use to split off the main going to the Southwest. The new name for this section is West Bridge Jct.

Western Sub - Rail Industrial Services
The main now starts its final turn towards East Joliet. The large complex on the South side of the main is Rail Industrial Services. The EJ&E has often had work done there, and you may see some old J cars sitting in their yard.

Western Sub - Romeoville Lead
It's hard to pick out, but the Romeoville Branch lead comes off the North side of the main here, near the bottom of the photo. It runs along the side of the main for a bit, then turns North before hitting the highway. This line eventually goes to the Will County Generator. Just to the right of where the J main and the highway intersects, you can also see where the Phoenix Line comes off the main just to the right of the highway. The Phoenix Branch comes down parallel to the J main, then bends South along the river. You can also see a spur that comes off the Western Sub main just West of where the Phoenix Line starts, which goes down to one customer through the trees.

Western Sub - Bridge 198 - BNSF Connection
This is where the J main crosses the Des Planes River on Bridge 198, which is a lift bridge. This is also where the J has a connection with the BNSF. You can see the interchange track come down the hill just East of the bridge into the BNSF yard below. Trains bringing cars from Joliet need to back the cars down the interchange to deliver them to BNSF. On the left side of the river, you can also see the Phoenix Branch continuing down along the river. The large dirt lot next to the river serves as a rail to water transfer. The approaches coming up to the bridge, and Bridge 198 itself are double track... But, ironically, the smaller bridges on either side of the main bridge were built single track.

East Joliet Yard - North End
This shows the North end of the large East Joliet Yard facility, which serves as both the physical and administrative center for the RR. The large rectangle building on the right is the car shop. The roundhouse can also be seen. On the left side of the yard you can see the wye that creates the connection to H Yard, which eventually leads down to the CN/IC connection. This is the route coal trains take coming RR East to the Plaines Generator.

East Joliet Yard - South End
Here's the South end of the yard... The largest building to the right of the yard tracks is the old loco shop, which is used by a private contractor now. The light colored building in the far right corner of the property is the administrative building.

H Yard
H Yard is a small yard that comes off a wye on the East side of East Joliet Yard. This yard is part of the short branch that runs down to the CN/IC connection.

CN/IC Connection off H Yard
This shows the branch out of H Yard turning to the SW, and eventually connecting to the CN/IC line that's running S-N to the left.

Eastern Sub - The Rock
Now continuing RR east out of East Joliet Yard, the first interchange on the main is the connection with the combined IAIS/CSX/Metra line. This was the old Rock Island line, and is still called "The Rock". There's one interchange track in the NE corner.

Eastern Sub - Brisbane
Brisbane is where the EJ&E goes under the NS. You can see the remnants of the old interchange track on the SE corner.

Eastern Sub - Frankfort
This shows the main through Frankfort. You can see a large customer the EJ&E serves... Mobil Foam.

Eastern Sub - Matteson
Matteson is where the J connects with the CN/IC again. The CN/IC main crosses over the J main, so the interchange track comes off the Westbound J, then comes uphill to meet the CN/IC main. There's also a small yard on the EJ&E main, East of the CN/IC track.

Eastern Sub - Chicago Heights - West End
This is the area just West of the Chicago Heights complex. There's some storage tracks, and also a customer on the South side of the main.

Eastern Sub - Chicago Heights - Southbound UP
The Chicago Heights interchange with the UP is a complex one... There's two UP lines that cross the EJ&E on diamonds. This shot shows the West-most UP main across the EJ&E, which typically handles UP's Southbound traffic. You can see the old RoW where the interchange tracks use to be on both the SW and SE corners of the diamond. These may be reopened someday.

Eastern Sub - Chicago Heights - Northbound UP
The next UP line in Chicago Heights is slightly farther to the East. This line handles the UP's Northbound traffic. The UP main turns to the right after passing the EJ&E main, then turns back to the left again. The one actual interchange to the UP in Chicago Heights occurs on this line, in the SE corner of the diamond. You can also see some storage tracks on the EJ&E to the East.

Eastern Sub - Chicago Heights - Dearborn Chemical
This shows the large Dearborn Chemical plant that's on the South side of the J main in Chicago Heights. The UP also has access on the South end.

Eastern Sub - Dyer
This is where the CSX crosses the EJ&E. You can see the old RoW where the interchange track use to be in the SE corner. The old MC line can be seen paralleling the EJ&E main to the North.

Eastern Sub - Hartsdale
The J passes under the NS again here at Hartsdale. There is no connection with the EJ&E here. The NS does have an interchange track that you can see in the NE corner of the crossing, but it is actually going down to the old MC line. That allows the NS to move cars West down the old MC to the Ford plant. In the lower left of the photo, you can see the old PA RoW that went at an angle across the J.

Eastern Sub - Old PA Connection
This is a little farther East of Hartsdale. The old RoW that starts in the lower left and bends up to the East to connect with the J, is the old interchange for the PA. That track came South through a small yard, then reconnected with the PA main that's out of the picture. If you look to the left of where the track connected with the J main, you can still just barely see the old RoW for an interchange track that also went Westbound on the J.

Eastern Sub - Hartsdale - Griffith Yard
This is a fair size yard the EJ&E has between Hartsdale and Griffith. There's some company buildings at the East end of the yard.

Eastern Sub - Griffith
This is the railroad maze known as Griffith. Many lines that used to go through here have been removed, but the RoW can still be seen in most cases. The track that starts from the left on an angle and bends up to the North is the EJ&E main that exists today. If you just keep going in a straight line off the main East, you'll see the EJ&E RoW that was the old Porter Line. The straight track that crosses the EJ&E at the opposite angle through the center, is the existing CN/GT line. That line has an existing interchange that goes from Northbound CN, to Westbound EJ&E. If you look to the East of the diamond, you can see the old RoW where two interchange tracks came off the old GT from both directions on the main, then came together and connected onto the old Porter Line going East. On the right side of the photo, the next line down from the CN/GT line is the old C&O RoW. You can also make out where the C&O had an interchange track that went West on the J. The next darker line just to the left of that is the old Erie RoW. You can see where both C&O and Erie blended together South of the diamond on that old RoW that moves to the NW. Believe it or not, the old MC RR also had a line coming straight through all of this that paralleled the J's main on the North side.

Eastern Sub - Van Loon
This is the J's connection with the NS at Van Loon. There's one interchange track that's on the SE corner of the diamond.

Eastern Sub - Ivanhoe
The EJ&E crosses the IHB and CSX at Ivanhoe. There is no interchange here.

Eastern Sub - CSS
The EJ&E main passes under the CSS here just below the freeway.

Eastern Sub - Cavanaugh
This is where the large wye that turns West off the main creates the Whiting Branch. The EJ&E main continues bending to the East on the way to Kirk Yard. You can see the runway for Gary Airport is very close to the RoW.

Eastern Sub - Stockton #1 and #2
Getting closer to Kirk Yard, this shot shows the Stockton #1 plant, which is at the top right of the picture. Stockton #1 is where the Lakefront Line connects with the interchange that bends down to the Eastern Sub going South, and also where a small track crosses over the Lakefront Line and continues NW towards the NIPSCO Plant. Stockton #2 is the plant that goes between where the first smaller bridge is on the EJ&E main to the left in the photo, and the point where the mainline splits just East of the big bridge. The big bridge is #739. Just to the left of Bridge 739 you can see where the Gary Branch or "City Track" splits off and curves down towards the SE. You can also see just the start of Pine Jct. just above where the train is sitting.

Eastern Sub - Stockton Yard
This shows Stockton Yard, which is the small set of tracks to the North that's full of cars. You can also see the yard where cars are brought down for interchange through Pine Jct. just on the North side of where the train is.

Kirk Jct. & Pine Jct.
Kirk Jct. is basically in the center of the photo. The short track coming down to the left through the trees is Pine Jct. The yard at the top of the photo full of cars, is the D&R (delivering and receiving) Yard. The part of the main that goes to the left between the ponds bends down to create the Eastern Sub main. The main above that heads to the Lakefront Line.

Kirk - D&R Yard
This shot shows the East end of the D&R Yard, and also the very beginning of the main part of Kirk Yard to the right. Kirk Jct. is just to the left of where all the yard tracks start.

Kirk Yard - West
This shows the West section of the Kirk Yard complex.

Kirk Yard - North
This shows the North section of the Kirk Yard complex and also the West end of the hump classification portion of the yard to the right. You will notice that to the left of the lighter colored hump classification tracks, there's a substantially sized empty area... This use to be all classification tracks as well in the old days.

Kirk Yard - Classification
All the lighter colored tracks in the center are the hump classification tracks. You can see where they all join together at the bottom right, where the hump is.

Kirk Yard - East
This shows the East end of Kirk Yard, including the Shops, Roundhouse and other company buildings.

USS Gary Works - South
Continuing East from Kirk Yard, this is the main entrance area for the RR to USS Gary Works. You can see where the tracks come in from the left below the buildings and branch into the yard to the right. They also curve up going North in the plant. This is just the NW corner of the USS complex. The huge building at the top is the #1 Open Hearth. The large parking lot at the bottom is all USS as well.

USS Gary Works - Turning Basin
Moving further East along the bottom of the USS complex, this is the ship turning basin. This is where ships unload raw materials and they're stored in bulk on the left side of the canal. Just to the left of the bulk storage area at the top you can see three blast furnaces. The long buildings left of that are power stations.

USS Gary Works - Coke Facility
Moving farther East from the ship basin along the bottom of the complex... This is the Coke Facility for USS Gary Works. The coal and coke trains unload here, and various types are coke are created for the different milling processes.

USS Gary Works - End of the Line
This is the far East end of the Coke Facility. The line at the top of the photo that comes in from the left and then stops on the right, is technically the end of the line for EJ&E, and also the farthest Eastern point on the RR.

USS Gary Works - Northeast Section
This shows the upper Northeast corner of the mill, including the ship canal. The large building at top left is another open hearth.

USS Gary Works - North Section
This shot shows the upper center area of the mill complex, including the large plate mill building.

USS Gary Works - Northwest Section
This shows the upper Northwest corner of the mill complex, which has a yard to the right, and many mill buildings to the left.

Gary City Track Branch - Stockton
This is the start of the Gary Branch or "City Track" in Gary. Crossing the bridge at the top left corner is the J Eastern Sub into Kirk Yard. The line that comes off it and curves down to the SE is the beginning of the City Track. The branch curves again to the East continuing on, and the track that splits off continuing SE is the lead to where the old Curtis yard use to be.

Gary City Track Branch - Branch & Curtiss Yard Area
At the top you see the branch continue on coming from the left going East, then bending to parallel the other mains. In the bottom left corner you can just see where the old lead to Curtiss Yard use to be by those buildings.

Gary City Track Branch - River Crossing
This shot shows the branch continuing East over the Grand Calumet. It's getting hard to pick out at this point... It's the very slight line that's on the small bridge just North of the freeway. USS is at the top of the shot, across the river.

Gary City Track Branch - Goff Jct.
This is the connection the branch makes with CSS. The City Track is the Northern most line that comes under the freeway bridge. The line just below that is CSS. This is pretty much the end of the line for the City Track. You can see that there is/was a spur that went into the business just North of the branch.

Whiting Branch - Shearson Wye
This is the Whiting Branch after coming East off the J main. The wye in the center and a little to the right is Shearson. The part of the wye that goes East use to go farther, but the track now ends next to the old Republic Steel buildings in the lower left corner. The functioning portion of the Whiting line continues North off the wye.

Whiting Branch - Bridge
The branch has now turned to the NW and is heading at an angle across the photo. You can see the bridge it passes over the Harbor Ship Canal on, in the middle of the photo. You can also see some spurs that come down to some businesses just below the freeway at the top.

Whiting Branch - Whiting Yard
This is the end of the Whiting Branch, at Whiting Yard.

Lakefront Line - NIPSCO Generator
At the very beginning of the Lakefront Line is the NIPSCO generator. At the very bottom, you can see the crossover where the lead to the generator comes across the Lakefront Line from the Eastern Sub and into the plant going NW. This crossing is the Stockton #1 plant. Notice the loop that goes all the way around the generator. The small white building to the right edge is the actual unloading area. The lakefront Line is the line that continues going NW through the trees on the lower left side.

Lakefront Line - Buffington
This is the line through Buffington. The Lakefront Line can be seen running NW with the line of trees on the East side of it.

Lakefront Line - Bridge 728
This is where the line continues to move NW through the old LTV and Inland steel mills, and over the Harbor Ship Canal on Bridge 728. The Lakefront line is the one on the smaller bridge to the North over the canal.

Lakefront Line - State Line Generator
This is the State Line Generator that the EJ&E serves. You can see coal cars in the yard, and the Lakefront Line main is just to the left of those cars.

Lakefront Line - Bridge 710
This shows the Lakefront Line continuing NW, and then reaching Bridge 710 over the Calumet. You can just make out the top of the Chicago Shortline's 96th St. Yard at the bottom left. Their line comes up and crosses over the J to go to that white building.

Lakefront Line - Old USS South Works Property & BRC Connection
This is on the North side of the Calumet where the Lakefront Line basically ends by connecting with the BRC. All the land to the right is where the old USS South Works mill that the EJ&E served use to be.

Illinois River Line - Minooka & Relco
This is the IRL after it has come off the Western Sub, gone straight South, and has now turned to the SW moving through Minooka. The bridge at the top right is the J main passing over the IAIS/CSX line. On the South side of the J line near the bottom left, you can see the small Relco loco shop and yard.

Illinois River Line - East Morris 1
Moving farther down the line, the IRL is heading straight South, and has reached the branch to East Morris. You can see the J main to the right, and the East Morris branch turning straight West. The huge chemical plant to the North is just the start of the many acres of plants along the East Morris portion of IRL, of which EJ&E serves about 95%.

Illinois River Line - East Morris 2
This shows the IRL East Morris branch moving further West through more large chemical customers. Many cars can be seen in the yard of the facility on the South side.

Illinois River Line - East Morris 3
Heading further East with yet more facilities. This is obviously why the EJ&E keeps the IRL open.

Illinois River Line - East Morris 4
And this is finally the end of the East Morris branch off the IRL. You can see on the left where the line connects with the IAIS/CSX main.

Illinois River Line - Beven
Moving back to the main part of the IRL... The next point South of where the East Morris branch comes off the main, is Beven. The IRL main is to the right, and you can see where there is/was a small spur that comes off to the East and eventually goes to a small business yard. This is pretty open country along this area.

Illinois River Line - Bridge 552
This shows the IRL main farther South while passing over the river on Bridge 552. This bridge is due to be rebuilt by the government, because of how easy it is to hit with river barges. As you can see, the timing was good on the shot, as a barge is just passing under the bridge. Notice the two large piles on each side of the barges and how little room it has. Obviously this is the problem.

Illinois River Line - Divine
Moving onto the South side of the river now, you can see a chemical customer with spurs on the West side of the main, and the other spur that heads off to the East eventually goes to the Dresden Power Plant facility.

Illinois River Line - Dresden Power Plant
This is East of the J's IRL main at the Dresden Power Plant. The line that was described in the above shot can now been seen at the upper left of this shot. It splits right there with a spur continuing east into the plant, and another spur heading South to eventually stop at a smaller set of buildings.

Illinois River Line - Collins Generator 1
Moving farther South down the IRL, the main is to the right, and you can see the branch that comes off to the West for the Collins Generator. This is a very unique branch... The generator is gas burning, but the J sometimes stores strings of coal cars the company has, on their lead to the plant.

Illinois River Line - Collins Generator 2
This shows why the spur to Collins is so unique... The line comes in from the right, and then starts through the middle of the lake on a jetty.

Illinois River Line - Collins Generator 3
The line on the jetty moves through the lake, eventually turns South, then stops here at the power plant on the Southern shore of the lake.

Illinois River Line - Old Clay Pit
Now coming back to the IRL main... This is the old station point known as Clay Pit. This is the end of the IRL. You can still make out the old RoW for the wye and spur that went East to the pit. Goose Lake is on the left of the photo. You can also still see the old RoW continuing on further South towards Coal City, like it did in the old days.

Illinois River Line - Old Coal City RoW
This shot shows that you can still make out the old EJ&E IRL RoW that went through Coal City. It's barely visible through the center of the shot.

Romeoville Branch - The Bugs
After moving North up the Romeoville Branch from the EJ&E Western Sub main outside of Joliet, you encounter the area that gives the branch its nickname... "The Bug Line". There's an endangered species of dragonfly that lives in this area, and the RR has to take protective measures to keep pollutants from entering the area when they use the branch. This shot shows the line (on the left) moving North through the heart of bug country.

Romeoville Branch - Material Services 1
To the right of the highway you can see the J main continuing North. It bends to the right where a spur for the large Material Services facility is. The EJ&E serves this large customer, but the company does their own internal switching. Once past that, the main continues straight North.

Romeoville Branch - Material Services 2
The J main continues North on the left, while more of Material Services is seen on the right, including their barge loading area.

Romeoville Branch - Material Services 3
The line continues North with the Material Services land now on both sides of the main. There are also sidings right here for storing cars.

Romeoville Branch - Bridge to Generator
Nearing the end of the branch now, the main at the lower left curves East to cross the river before arriving at the EJ&E's main customer on the branch... The Will County Generator.

Romeoville Branch - Will County Generator
This shows the generator at the end of the branch. You can see the unloading facility for the cars on the West side of the property. The generator often switches the cars with its own crews and power.

Phoenix Line - Top End
This shot shows the top Northern section of the Phoenix line as it just comes South off the EJ&E Western Sub main, just West of Bridge 198. In the upper left, you'll first see a small spur come down through the trees to one customer. A little further East you'll see where the Phoenix Line splits off, then parallels the main for a bit, and eventually turns South to follow the river. Customers are on the left side of the line.

Phoenix Line - Middle
This shows the middle section of the line going further South, with customers on the left. Bridge 198 is at the top right. The dirt area to the right of the Phoenix Line in the middle is a rail to water transfer area that can be used to load barges. The large yard on the East side of the river is BNSF.

Phoenix Line - Bottom End
This shows the Phoenix Line coming South down the middle of the photo, and moving up against the edge of the river. It then ends in the trees at the bottom.

Old Rockdale Branch - EJ&E Connection
This shows the old EJ&E Rockdale Branch RoW after it just comes off the EJ&E Western Sub main out of the photo to the right, then starts its curve to the South. The J main runs across the top of the photo.

Old Rockdale Branch - RoW South
Further South on the branch, the old RoW can be seen moving SW through houses.

Old Rockdale Branch - Continue South
The branch RoW has now turned straight South through a business area.

Old Rockdale Branch - Twist West
Now nearing the bottom of the line, the old RoW turns West before going under the freeway.

Old Rockdale Branch - Twist East
After passing under the freeway, the branch turns East briefly, before then curving towards the South.

Old Rockdale Branch - End of Line
This shows the whole bottom portion of the Rockdale Branch RoW where it ended. You can see the line come into the picture at the top left corner. It passes over a highway, then curves NE, then makes another turn to the South, and a final turn to the SW where it stops. The final destination apparently use to be the Plaines Generator, which you can obviously see at the bottom.

Old Porter Line RoW - Hobart
Moving along the old Porter Line RoW East from Griffith, the first station you come to is Hobart. In this shot, you can just make out the old EJ&E RoW moving from the lower left to upper right. The first line it crossed at the bottom was the N&W Ry. back then. The second line it crossed at the top was the PA RR. Out of the picture to the lower left would have been an interchange yard the J had on its main.

Old Porter Line RoW - McCool
Moving East, the next station point on the old Porter line was McCool. Once again, you can see the old RoW moving from lower left, to upper right. The line crossing it was the B&O RR. in the old days. There was an interchange track with the B&O South of the diamond, which crossed over to the EJ&E interchange yard that was West of the diamond on the J main.

Old Porter Line RoW - Crocker
The next point going East was Crocker. The RoW is again heading NE. The line going across the center is the old N&W Ry. RoW. The interchange track was on the North side of the diamond, and went over to the small yard the J had East of the diamond on its main.

Old Porter Line RoW - Porter
The last main point on the Porter Line, was of course Porter. Some would argue it's technically Chesterton, which is actually mentioned on an official EJ&E map. The line that comes up from the lower left and connects with the old NYC, is the old MC RoW. You can see a line continuing East, which is the old C&O Ry. RoW. You can just barely see something left of the EJ&E RoW, on the bottom right.



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