Matteson/Richton to Griffith

From the junction at Matteson (MP 21.7), with the southeast quadrant connector to the Illinois Central Main Line at Richton, which since the Canadian National takeover of the EJ&E has been a connection between two parts of the same (CN) railroad, the line continues east, double track, Track Warrant Control, Automatic Block Signals, maximum speed 45 mph, with 20 mph restrictions through turnouts, past a crossover at MP 21.8, a crossover at MP 22.6, a crossover at MP 24.4, a crossover at MP 25.1, the flat crossings, with southeast quadrant connector, with the former C&EI at Chicago Heights (MP 25.2), a crossover at MP 25.3, a connection from the Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer line, trailing in on the south side, and a crossover at MP 26.02, a turn to the east-northeast, with the former route of the erstwhile Michigan Central alongside to the north.

There is a flat crossing with the former Monon at Dyer (MP 21.3), flat crossings with the former PRR Panhandle line and the former NYC Kankakee line, both now owned by Norfolk Southern, at Hartsdale (MP 33.7), where ABS ends and Yard Limits start, the start of a 7,600 ft. south-side siding at MP 34.4, crossovers among all three tracks at MP 34.8, a crossover between both mains at MP 35.9, the end of the siding at MP 36.1, a crossover the other way at MP 36.15, and the flat crossing, with southeast quadrant connector, with the former Grand Trunk Western at Griffith (MP 36.2), where there were once also flat crossings with the joint Erie/C&O of Indiana (with south quadrant connector), and among the MC and all of the other lines, and the EJ&E turns north, ABS again, with a stub of the erstwhile EJ&E Porter line remaining to the east-northeast, with a wye connection to it from the former GTW.

Since the Canadian National takeover of the EJ&E, the connector at Griffith has become a major traffic connection point between two segments of the CN.