Chicago to Cleveland (and Buffalo) Traffic

         Passenger

Amtrak trains 29 & 30; 48 & 49, plus Michigan trains between Chicago and Porter, IN

         Intermodal

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

Mail-8: Chicago Englewood to North Bergen, NJ
Mail-8M: Chicago Englewood to Morrisville
Mail-9: Harrisburg to Chicago
TV-LA (or SV-LA): Oak Island, NJ to Los Angeles via Buffalo and Streator (Santa Fe connection))
TV-1: Kearney/Morrisville to Chicago 47th St.; TV-2: Chicago 47th St. to Kearney, NJ
TV-7: Boston to Chicago;
TV-9: Boston to Chicago Englewood; TV-10: Chicago Englewood to Boston
TV-11 (or SV-11): Kearney, NJ, to Chicago via Buffalo; TV/SV-12: Chicago to Kearney, NJ
TV-13: Boston to Chicago 47th St.; TV-14: Chicago Englewood to Boston
TV-22: Chicago to Harrisburg
TV-62: Chicago to Port Newark
TV-79: North Bergen, NJ to Chicago 47th St.
TV-100: Chicago to Boston;
TV-200: Chicago Global 1 to Croxton/Kearney: TV-201: Kearney to Chicago Global 1
TV-202: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-203: Kearney to Chicago
TV-204: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-261: Port Newark to Chicago (BN, ATSF, etc.)
TV-556: Chicago BRC to Croxton and Worcester (split at Syracuse)

RR-260: Chicago to Harrisburg Roadrailers; RR-261: Harrisburg to Chicago Roadrailers

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

TV-LA (or SV-LA): Oak Island, NJ to Los Angeles via Buffalo and Streator (Santa Fe connection))
TV-7: Boston to Chicago;
TV-9: Boston to Chicago; TV-10: Chicago to Boston
TV-11 (or SV-11): Kearney, NJ, to Chicago via Buffalo; TV/SV-12: Chicago to NJ
TV-100: Chicago to Boston;
TV-202: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-204: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-590: Chicago to Croxton, NJ, via Buffalo

Mail-8M: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NJ

The following NS trains ran on this segment in 2000:

20A1     ex-Mail-44            between St. Louis, MO and Elizabethport, NJ
20E      ex-Mail-8M            between Chicago 47th St. and Morrisville, PA
20F                             
21C                            
21M     ex-TVLA            between Croxton, NJ and Corwith, IL (BNSF)
21W    ex-Mail-0H            between Bethlehem, PA and Chicago 47th St.
22K     ex-Mail-8            between Chicago 47th St.and Croxton, NJ
22W    ex-TV-2H            between Chicago 47th St. and Harrisburg, PA
24M     ex-TV-22            between Chicago 47th St. and Baltimore, MD
1East of Butler, IN, only; runs on the former Wabash west of Butler

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2005-2011 (more than 20 trains each way per day):

205                                    between Boston, via the Patriot Corridor and Chicago (Landers)
206                                    between Chicago (Landers and Boston, via the Patriot Corridor
20A1     ex-Mail-44            between St. Louis, MO and Elizabethport, NJ
20E      ex-Mail-8M            between Chicago 47th St. and Morrisville, PA
20G    ex-TV-2HK            between Chicago 47th Street and Croxton, NJ
20K    ex-TV10                between Chicago 47th Street and Croxton, NJ
20N    ex-TV20N              between Chicago (Ashland Avenue) and Detroit
20R    ex-TV-12                between Chicago (Ashland Avenue) and Elizabethport, NJ
20T1    ex-TV-20T             between Kansas City, MO and Harrisburg, PA  
20V  
20W                                  between Chicago (Ashland Avenue) and Croxton, NJ
21A1    ex-TV3H                between Elizabethport, NJ and St. Louis, MO
21B
21E    ex-Mail-9                between Morrisville, PA and Willow Spprings, IL
21G                                  between Croxton, NJ, and Chicago (Ashland Avenue)
21M    ex-TVLA               between Croxton, NJ and BNSF Corwith
21Q    ex-TV-1                between Morrisville, PA and BNSF Corwith
21T1    ex-TV-3                between Harrisburg, PA and Kansas City, MO
21V  
21Z    ex-TV-1H            between Harrisburg, PA and Chicago 47th Street
22K    ex-Mail-8              between Chicago 47th Street and Croxton, NJ (Ayer, MA, in 2012)
23A
23K
23M    ex-TV-207          between Elizabethport, NJ, and Chicago Global 2
23N2    ex-TV-221           between Columbus, OH and Chicago (Ashland Avenue)
23Z       ex-TV-203        between Kearny, NJ and Chicago Global 1
24K    ex-TVLT            between Chicago 47th Street and Croxton, NJ
24M    ex-TV-22            between Chicago 47th Street and Baltimore, MD
24N                                between Chicago and Toledo
24W    ex-TV-61            between Baltimore and Chicago 47th Street
24Z      ex-TV-204        between Chicago (Ashland Avenue) and Croxton, NJ
25K     ex-TV-265        between Croxton, NJ, and BNSF Cicero
26N2                                between Chicago (BNSF) and Columbus, OH
26T                                between Chicago and Harrisburg
1East of Butler, IN, only; runs on the former Wabash west of Butler
2West of Oak Harbor, OH, only; runs on the Toledo and Sandusky Districts, south of Oak Harbor

Roadrailers:
242                                between Chicago and Harrisburg, no longer runs on this line

The following trains ran on this segment in 2012:
        235                                between Columbus Rickenbacker TV Yard and Colehour Yard, Chicago

         Coal

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

UBH-27: Pittsburgh area to Burns Harbor, IN (Bethlehem Steel)
UDM-14: Detroit area to Pittsburg via Toledo (Detroit Edison)
UDM-75B: Pittsburgh to Detroit area via Toledo for power generation (Detroit Edison)
UDM-98P: Powder River to Detroit area via Chicago and Toledo (Detroit Edison)

UBH-595: coke, Bethlehem, PA to Burns Harbor, IN (Bethlehem Steel)
USS-271: coke, Clairton, PA to Gary, IN (US Steel)

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Pittsburgh area to NE Indiana steel mills
Pittsburgh to Detroit area via Toledo for power generation (Detroit Edison)
Powder River to Detroit area via Chicago and Toledo (Detroit Edison)

UMW-499: Coal empties back to UP

The following NS trains traveled on this segment in 2005-2010:

559                            between EJ&E Pine, IN and Shire Oaks, PA
660    ex-USD            between Chicago (Ashland Avenue) and Shamokin Dam, PA
680
681
64N   ex-WDTO-03  between Woodville, OH and Evard, OH 
860                            between Williamson, WV and Toledo, OH

Pittsburgh area to NE Indiana steel mills
Pittsburgh to Detroit area via Toledo for power generation (Detroit Edison)

         Steel

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

CHDJ: Steel coil, Chicago area steel plants to Detroit and Jackson, MI
CHEL: Steel coil, Chicago area steel plants to Elkhart
EJEL: Steel, US Steel Gary to Elkhart
WDG-103 local: Steel coil, New Carlisle, IN to IHB Gibson Yard, Hammond, IN

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Ingots: Lackawanna to NE Indiana; Pittsburgh to NE Indiana

Coil, etc.: Gary to New Carlisle, IN; Gary to Detroit, via Toledo

Finished: NE Indiana to Detroit, via Toledo

The following NS trains traveled on this segment in 2005-2010:

68Q
69T    ex-GLM-01    between River Rouge (Detroit) and Portage, IN

         Automotive

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

TV-26: Sterling (Detroit) to Newark, via Southern Tier from Buffalo
COEL: Columbus to Elkhart
DNCH: Detroit (North Yard) to Chicago IHB
MVCH: Marusville, OH to Chicago IHB
NFCH: Niagara Falls to Chicago (IHB)
NPSE: North Platte (UP) to Selkirk
PXSE: Proviso Yard (Chicago) to Selkirk
SFEL: "Santa Fe" (Argentine) to Elkhart
TOSE: Toledo to Selkirk; SETO: Selkirk to Toledo

BRSE: Bryan, OH to Selkirk
BUEL: Buffalo to Elkhart
DNES: Detroit North Yard to Harrington, DE
ELPI: Elkhart to Pittsburgh
ELSE: Elkhart to Selkirk
ELSF: Elkhart to "Santa Fe" (Argentine)
IHSE: IHB (Chicago) to Selkirk
PITO: Pittsburgh to Toledo: TOPI: Toledo to Pittsburgh
STPR: Sterling (Detroit) to Proviso (Chicago)

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Detroit to ?? (both east and west along the ex-NYC line), via Toledo

The following NS trains ran on this segment in 2000:

13J       ex-ML-423            between Port Wilmington, DE and Gibson, IN

The following NS trains ran on this segment in 2005-2010:

27V1                                between Wayne, ME and Voltz-Mixing Center, MO
28Z
31M1
1East of Butler, IN, only; runs on the former Wabash west of Butler

         Grain

 

         Chemicals

 

         Oil and other tanks

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2005-2011:

 64D

         General Merchandise

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

BNEL: "Burlington Northern" to Elkhart
PRPI: Proviso (Chicago) to Pittsburgh

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

ELSE & SEEL: Elkhart & Selkirk
BRSE & SEBR: Belt Railway of Chicago & Selkirk (BR handles SP & BN transfers)
LMST: Lxx-Metuchen, NJ to Sterling Height, MI
NPSE: North Platte (UP) to Selkirk (Steel Coil and Trash Containers, + ??)
PIEL & ELPI: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Elkhart
PIPR: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Proviso Yard (Chicago ex-CNW)
PIBR: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Belt Railway of Chicago (BR handles SP & BN transfers)
BNEL: Clyde Yard (Chicago BN) and Elkhart
SFEL: Santa Fe (via Streator & Kankakee) and Elkhart
TOMT: Toledo and Metuchen (NJ)
ELIH: Elkhart & Indiana Harbor Belt

BUIN: Buffalo and Indianapolis (Avon), between Buffalo and Berea, OH
BUPI: Buffalo & Pittsburgh via Ashtabula and the Youngstown Line

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2005-2011:

1172    ex-CONS            between Chicago and Doraville, GA
136
1443     ex-CHEL            between Chattanooga and Elkhart
149
150
1743      ex-MACW         between Macon, GA and Elkhart
178
1842                                between Chicago and Norfolk, VA
10R    ex-SFPI                between BNSF Streator, IL and Conway, PI
11G    ex-LAPI                from Dillerville, PA
11K    ex-ALPI                from Allentown, PA
11R4    ex-CPLI              between CP Binghamton and Linwood, NC
14N    ex-ELPI A            between Elkhart and Conway
14Q2    ex-ELBE              between Elkhart and Bellevue
15J      ex-BUHE            between Buffalo, NY, and Hennepin, IL
15N    ex-PIEL A            between Conway and Elkhart
15Q
16E    ex-BRPI                between BRC Clearing and Conway
16N    ex-ELPI B            between Elkhart and Conway
17M2   
17R
17W
18A    ex-NPPI                between UP Proviso and Conway
18K3    ex-DEEL            between Decatur, IL and Elkhart
18M
19A    ex-PIPR                between Conway and UP Proviso
19K3    ex-ELDE            between Elkhart and Decatur, IL
3312,5                                between Bellevue and Detroit
350
3532    ex-COTO            between Columbus and Toledo
30A
31A4    ex-BUCO T    between Buffalo and Columbus
31G
31M
32G
33G
34G
34J
34K
34N1    ex-TRPI            between TRRA Madison, IL and Conway
35E        ex-SEEL T    between Selkirk and Elkhart
35G
35J
35N1    ex-PITR            between Conway and TRRA Madison, IL
38G
39E
44J    ex-IHEL            between IHB Blue Island, IL, and Elkhart
1East of Butler, IN, only; runs on the former Wabash west of Butler
2West of Oak Harbor, OH, only; runs on the Toledo District, east of Oak Harbor
3West of Goshen, IN, only; runs on the Marion branch, south of Goshen
4East of Oak Harbor, OH, only; runs on the Toledo and Sandusky Districts, south of Oak Harbor
5East of Toledo only

The following CP trains were observed on this segment in 2005-2010, west of Butler, IN:

22T
23T
24T
25T
26T
32T
33T
34T
36T
W3T

         Local Peddlers

West and East of Ashtabula, OH

Elkhart to South Bend, IN

B03    (Toledo)
B09    (CP 501/502
B19    (Elkhart)