Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway – CM&G – The Gary Line


Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway – The Gary Line

I saw several small connections on the MILW on the Historical Development map including a couple of branches between Joliet and Delmar as well as Dekalb to the southern mainline. In researching these, I came across the Abandoned Rails website. So, all that I know about this line came from Thanks for the lesson and I hope I added to your body of work well.

Notice the gap between Joliet and Aurora. The CMG acquired trackage rights between these areas by way of the EJ&E

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updated 7 Jan 2012 version 1


According to them:

1904 Built as The Illinois, Iowa & Minnesota Railway

1908 Renamed the CM&G Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway

1922 Leased by The Milwaukee Road

1930 Bought by the Milwaukee Road

Abandonment from 1930 to 1980

  3 Responses to “Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway – CM&G – The Gary Line”

  1. I’m trying to locate any photos of the Chicago Milwaukee & Gary locomotives that operated between Momence, IL. & Joliet, IL. It ran thru a corner of my grandfather’s farm in Andres, IL. (Peotone Twp.) I have some vague childhood memories from the mid to late 60’s, but have been unable to find any pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

  2. Thank You Mike

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