Chester to Gage Junction

From the wye junction on the east side, with the Pinckneyville subdivision, at the south end of the 7,663 ft. siding at Chester (MP 64.4 to MP 62.9, where there is also a yard, the single track, CTC, line, with speed limit 60 mph, turns northwest again, still along the river, past Menard, Menard Junction (MP 61.0), where Two Main Tracks, CTC, begin again, Fort Gage, Reily Lake, the crossovers at Reily (MP 55.8), where the river turns away west, and the crossovers and junction with the Sparta Branch, continuing straight ahead on the east side at Gage Junction (MP 52.0), where the main line turns west.