67th Street to Kensington

Just south of 67th Street (MP 8.33). and a bridge over 67th Street, are crossovers and a junction where the Kensington line (the outer two tracks) continues ahead while the South Chicago branch (the inner two tracks) descends, passes beneath the formation, and curves away to the east. The Kensington line continues south-southwest, with crossovers just south of the junction back to four electrified tracks, and the IC main line on its east side, with its own signals and a sign that says "Begin CTC" for northbound trains, past many bridges over east-west streets (the whole formation is on an embankment), the closed station at 72nd Street, where a south leg of a wye with the South Chicago branch once trailed in on the east side (and there were thus once signals on the IC main), the station (wooden center island) at 75th Street–Grand Crossing (MP 9.32), a bridge over an east-west street south of the station, the through girder bridge carrying the former New York Central alignment and the  concrete bridge carrying the current ex-PRR trackage, forming the ex-Conrail main line to the east, overhead, a road bridge overhead, a through-girder acute angle bridge overhead that once carried a connection from the New York Central line (overhead just further north) to the IC main on the east side, and a bridge over an east-west street just north of the station (center island) at 79th Street (MP 9.99).

There are Intermediate Signals on the IC main, where there was once a junction, the station (wooden center island) at 83rd Street (MP 10.38), Intermediate Signals, a bridge over an east-west street, the station (wooden center island) at 87th Street (MP 10.86), a bridge over an east-west street, a three to five track IC yard on the east side, a bridge over an east-west street, the bridge overhead carrying the Belt Railway of Chicago, a bridge over an east-west street, the station (center island) at 91st Street (MP 11.37), Chicago State University on the west side, a bridge over an Interstate highway, the deck bridges overhead carrying the former C&WI now owned by NS, and the former Rock Island tracks, a south-to-east (southeast quadrant) connector on the east side of the IC main to those tracks, the station at 95th Street (MP 12.04), signals on the IC main, the former location of the IC Burnside Shops on the west side of the line, a bridge over an east-west street, the station (wooden center island) at 103rd Street (MP 13.06), two bridges over east-west streets, the station (wooden center island) at 107th Street (MP 13.54), a bridge over an east-west street, signals and crossovers on the IC main, the erstwhile Pullman factory and town on the east side, the station (two wooden islands, facilities below) at 111th Street–Pullman (MP 13.95), a bridge over an east-west street, crossovers among the four electrified tracks, the station (two wooden islands) at Kensington (MP 14.49), and two bridges over east-west streets.

The Kensington connection moved to just north of Kensington station on February 15, 2012. Just south of Kensington is a flat junction, with the former tower still intact on the east side, where the South Shore line tracks (one from the Metra Electric line, one from the IC main) swing away south-southeast, crossing the four tracks of the IC main line at grade, the line passes beneath a through girder bridge carrying the former Chicago & Western Indiana tracks now owned by UP, and there is a junction and crossovers where the tracks of the Blue Island branch  turn due west while the University Park line continues ahead.