Thornton Junction Connection
|E 164th St.
|E 168th St.
|South Park Ave.
80 Freight trains (CN, CSX, UP)
Previously the UP and CN tracks crossed each other but did not connect. Due to the lack of a connection, trains could not switch from one line to the other. The new connection allows trains to switch between the lines and provides increased flexibility for dispatchers routing trains throughout the Chicago Terminal District.
Scope of Work
Installed a new interlocked connection between the CN and UP/CSX in the southwest quadrant of the crossing at Thornton Junction.