Chicago to Aurora Traffic

·         Passenger

Amtrak 3, 4, 5, 6, 347, 348, from Chicago to Galesburg and beyond;
Metra “Dinkies” from Chicago to Aurora

·         Intermodal

Intermodal Yards in the Chicago area include:

Western Avenue Yard—intermodal loading for train to Pacific Northwest
Cicero Yard—classification yard with some intermodal capability
Ogden Avenue—TOFC

Trains observed on this section in 1993 include:

BN3: Cicero to Seattle
BN11: Cicero to Portland; BN12: Luke Yard to Cicero
BN15: Chicago to Seattle; BN16: Seattle to Chicago
BN107: Chicago to Minneapolis

·         Coal

Trains observed on this section in 1993 include:

DD142: Powder River to Chicago Central loads
DD043: Chicago Central to Powder River empties

·         Steel

 

·         Automotive

 

·         Grain

 

·         Chemicals

 

·         Oil and other tanks

 

·         General Merchandise

Trains observed on this section in 1993 include:

BN153: Cicero to Kansas City
BN164EA: Eola Yard to Belt Railway of Chicago

Conrail ELBN2A: Elkhart to Cicero

CN haulage trains from Duluth to Chicago (now transferred to CN’s newly-acquired WC)

SP CHRVM: Chicago to Roseville Manifest

·         Local Peddlers