The Illinois Central System
is now part of Canadian National Railways. Together with CN subsidiaries
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific and Grand Trunk Western, a complete Y-shaped
system reaches across North America from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific
Coast, and to the Gulf of Mexico. The Illinois Central Railroad comprises of approximately 3370 route-miles of trackage
at the "base" of the Y-shaped network, stretching south from Chicago to the gulf ports of New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. and
also stretching westward to Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. Click on the map
to the left on one of the three regions for a more detailed clickable map.
Chicago Central & Pacific and Cedar River
Illinois Central lines north of Centralia, Ill.
(shown in black)
Illinois Central lines south of Centralia,
( shown in grey)