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System Timetable

Railroads use timetables to provide information to employees and passengers alike. Public timetables typically provide arrival and departure times of passenger trains. Employee timetables, while providing train schedules, also contain information about the territory the employees operate over. Some of this information includes: station names & locations, maximum speeds, radio frequencies, signal aspects & indications, and other special instructions.

The following information was taken from the I&M Rail Link Employee Timetable # 3, dated April 2, 2000, which was in effect until the creation of an IC&E Employee Timetable #1.  The Subdivisions and their limits are outlined below.

Chicago Sub: Sabula Jct. to Randall Road
Jackson Sub: Ramsey to Jackson
Kansas City Sub: Air Line Jct. to Nahant
Marquette Sub: Sabula Jct. to La Crescent
Mason City Sub: Marquette to Sheldon
Owatonna Sub: Mason City to Comus
River Sub: Nahant to Sabula Jct.
Rockford Sub: Davis Jct. to Janesville
Eldridge Spur: Eldridge to Water Works


RULE 4.3: Timetable Characters
The following characters placed in the column provided in the timetable indicate:

A Automatic Interlocking
B General Orders, Notices and Circulars
I Manual Interlocking
J Junction
T Turntable or Wye
X Crossover
X(2) Multiple Crossovers
Y Yard Limits
G Gate, Normal Position Against Conflicting Route
S Gate, Left Lined for Last Route Used, or
Crossing Protected by Stop Signs

The timetable provided on this site is for information only and not for the government of railroad employees.

2002 JGKirchner
Revised October 01, 2008