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.
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.
Sub - North Chicago
This is where the EJ&E main goes up and over the UP mains.
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.
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.
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.
Sub - Leithton
This shows the connection with WC/CN at Leithton, with interchange
tracks in both the NW and SW corners.
Sub - Diamond Lake
Passing through on the main at Diamond Lake.
Sub - Lake Zurich
Passing through Lake Zurich.
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
Sub - Barrington
The J's connection with the UP at Barrington. There's a decent
size yard on the UP to the North.
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.
Sub - Munger
This is the CN connection at Munger, which shows the one interchange
track on the NE corner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sub - West Normantown
This is the North end of the fairly new siding at Normantown.
Sub - East Normantown
Going farther South shows the bottom end of the Normantown siding.
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
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
Sub - Plainfield
Passing through Plainfield, this shows some of the older businesses
along the line.
Sub - Gravel Pit
here's the main passing through some marshy area that use to have
the old station name of Gravel Pit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sub - Frankfort
This shows the main through Frankfort. You can see a large customer
the EJ&E serves... Mobil Foam.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sub - Ivanhoe
The EJ&E crosses the IHB and CSX at Ivanhoe. There is no interchange
Sub - CSS
The EJ&E main passes under the CSS here just below the freeway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Yard - West
This shows the West section of the Kirk Yard complex.
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
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.
Yard - East
This shows the East end of Kirk Yard, including the Shops, Roundhouse
and other company buildings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gary Works - North Section
This shot shows the upper center area of the mill complex, including
the large plate mill building.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Branch - Whiting Yard
This is the end of the Whiting Branch, at Whiting Yard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
River Line - East Morris 3
Heading further East with yet more facilities. This is obviously
why the EJ&E keeps the IRL open.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rockdale Branch - RoW South
Further South on the branch, the old RoW can be seen moving SW
Rockdale Branch - Continue South
The branch RoW has now turned straight South through a business
Rockdale Branch - Twist West
Now nearing the bottom of the line, the old RoW turns West before
going under the freeway.
Rockdale Branch - Twist East
After passing under the freeway, the branch turns East briefly,
before then curving towards the South.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.