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Empire Builder route through Chicago
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:59:05 PM »
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Which route does the Empire Builder take from Chicago? I'm doing some research for a project and I can't remember what parts of the city we traveled through en route to Milwaukee.
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 11:06:12 PM »
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I'm not all that familiar with the RRs (and former RRs) around Chicago, but towns/neighborhoods between Union Station and Milwaukee include: Logan Square, Forest Glen, Morton Grove, Glenview (station here), Northbrook, Deerfield, Green Oaks, Gurnee, and Mt. Pleasant (WI).
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 07:20:48 AM »
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Ex-Milwaukee Road..Metra/CP Rail.  The north line splits off at Western Ave.

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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 09:33:58 AM »
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Thanks Pedro
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 09:36:22 AM »
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If you go to the Amtrak site and scroll down on the left side and clink on 'Track A Train" you can see which way the train goes and usually compare to a map. 

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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 07:33:49 AM »
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Thanks.

Without trudging through the Amtrak website are there any trains that use the CNW line through CY Junction, or no because of It ending at NW station.
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 03:07:35 PM »
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All Amtrak trains run from Union Station, the Empire Builder and Milwaukee trains from the north side, the others from the south. None from CNW, that's all Metra.

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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 02:37:56 PM »
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Thanks.  With some trudging around I was able to create the operations plan I want.
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 03:04:49 PM »
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Hey, Officer Wiggins, think you might know some people that model that line????  Hmmmm.  Maybe someone that models the Builder in N????


Sheesh. 

Stops between Chicago Union -> Glenview  -> Startevant  -> Gen. Mitchell Field  -> Milwaukee. 

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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 10:00:42 PM »
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Hey, Officer Wiggins, think you might know some people that model that line????  Hmmmm.  Maybe someone that models the Builder in N????


Sheesh. 

Stops between Chicago Union -> Glenview  -> Startevant  -> Gen. Mitchell Field  -> Milwaukee.


I had expected you to reply first Matt! Your fail.
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Re: Empire Builder route through Chicago
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 11:03:26 AM »
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^ I always forget to look in this Forum..... :facepalm:

In any case, I've commuted on the Milwaukee North and West lines, The UP/CNW Northwest Line, and the NCS service for 15 years.  Any questions, let me know.  I know the routes like the back of my hand....to a certain point. 

And the Builder.....too much info in my head on that one.