The rail watching platform in Homewood

Homewood Railroad Park
Home of the Main Line of Mid-America
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Located in south suburban Chicago, the Village of Homewood is located at the southern end of Illinois Central's Markham yard and is Canadian National's U.S. headquarters.

As one of CN's most active yards in the Chicago area, Homewood sees freight trains from CN, often with power still painted for predecessor roads Illinois Central, Grand Trunk Western, Elgin, Joliet & Eastern and others. There are also Union Pacific run-through freights and Norfolk Southern trains to Decatur exercising trackage rights through to Gibson City.

Homewood is fortunate to still have frequent and reliable suburban service from Metra and intercity passenger service from Amtrak -- a legacy from the days of Illinois Central's extensive suburban and mainline passenger operations.

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National Railway
Historical Society

This page last modified May 27, 2013 by Webmaster.
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