Location: GTW-C&WI Junction, IL

This location was at milepost 4.9 on the GTW South Bend subdivision. This was a junction with the Chicago & Western Illinois railroad. [GTWET-1971-0425]


1916. The Grand Trunk places in service a new double-track signal installation between Thornton Junction, IL and C.&W.I. Junction, within the city limits of Chicago. The later point is the end of this company's line, as its trains use the tracks of the Chicago & Western Indiana from there to the Dearborn street station. This 20 mile installation completes the automatic signal protection on the double-track main line of the GT from Chicago to Granger, Michigan, approximately 108 miles. At Thornton Junction, the new a.c. signal installation ties into the d.c. installation placed in service late in 1912. [RSC-1916-5] Editors note: These are single aspect pointed semaphores per the article photo.

1971 - Between Chicago and C&WI Junction, joint with C&WI railroad. Conductors and enginemen, before running on the tracks of the C&WI railroad, must provide themselves with a copy of its current timetable, and be governed by their special rules and instructions which are shown in timetable, also employees must have a copy of special instructions and speed restrictions dated April 28, 1968 in their possession while on duty be governed thereby.