Kansas City to Twin Cities ("Spine Line")

Sheffield Junction to Birmingham

Birmingham to Polo

Polo to Coburn

Coburn to Allerton

Allerton to Des Moines

Des Moines to Chicago Junction (South Nevada)

Chicago Junction (South Nevada) to Manly Junction

Manly Junction to Albert Lea

Albert Lea to Comus

Comus to Invergrove

Invergrove to St. Paul

After the Rock Island bankruptcy, in 1980, the Spine Line was taken over by the Chicago & Northwestern, and thus later became Union Pacific property.