The Chicago Terminal Railroad began operations on January 2, 2007, on former Canadian Pacific industrial trackage known as the C&E Line. Subsequently the railroad has added two additional switching operations. The first one in Elk Grove Village on the Union Pacific Centex Industrial Park trackage and the other one in Bensenville on the Canadian Pacific Bensenville Industrial Park trackage. The railroad is a subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC. Reporting marks are CTM.
Motive power is provided by Independent Locomotive Service and includes two end cab switch engines and a geep. Typical of ILS motive power, the locomotives are painted maroon with yellow lettering. The colors are inspired by the colors of the University of Minnesota since ILS is based in that state.
|NUMBER||MODEL||1st #||2nd #||3rd #||4th #||5th #||SERIAL #||BUILT|
|ILSX 900||SW8||AC 140||WC 900||A297||12/51|
|ILSX 921||SW1500||SP 2675||NJT 503||ILSX 503||4608-85||7/72|
|ILSX 1396||GP10||IC 9226||ICG 8226||GM 1075||MSRC 1075||PSP 1002||5480-19||1/57|
ILSX 900 is assigned to the
C&E Line in Chicago.
ILSX 921 is assigned to the Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove Village.
ILSX 1396 is assigned to the Bensenville Industrial Park in Bensenville.
These PDF maps are from the Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC website
Chicago Area Map Elk Grove - Bensenville Area Map
Reporting Mark: CTM
Radio Frequency: 161.550 mhz AAR 96 96
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CTM information on Shortlines of Chicago
CTM information and photos on Chicago North Side Switching Operations
CTM photos on RailPictures.net
CTM photos on Flickr.com
ILSX photos on Railroad Picture Archives
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC corporate web site
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