Valley to Skokie Junction/Lake Bluff

From the junction with the line from Skokie (and once from Mayfair) at Valley (MP 21.2), where the line turns just west of due north, with the routing of the erstwhile North Shore line to the east, and a 45 mph speed restriction starts, the line continues just west of due north, double track, current-of-traffic, Automatic Block Signals, maximum speed 50 mph, past a detector at MP 22.5 and a spur at Blodgett (MP 23.8), turning north past Skokie Junction/KO (MP 29.7), where the line reduces to single track and the branch to Lake Bluff splits off on the east side, northeast, single track, ABS, maximum speed 30 mph, past a former crossing with the erstwhile North Shore line, to the junction with the former C&NW North Line at Lake Bluff (MP 31.7).