Chicago to Cleveland (and Buffalo) Traffic

         Passenger

Amtrak trains 29 & 30; 48 & 49, plus Michigan trains between Chicago and Porter, IN

         Intermodal

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

Mail-8: Chicago Englewood to North Bergen, NJ
Mail-8M: Chicago Englewood to Morrisville
Mail-9: Harrisburg to Chicago
TV-LA (or SV-LA): Oak Island, NJ to Los Angeles via Buffalo and Streator (Santa Fe connection))
TV-1: Kearney/Morrisville to Chicago 47th St.; TV-2: Chicago 47th St. to Kearney, NJ
TV-7: Boston to Chicago;
TV-9: Boston to Chicago Englewood; TV-10: Chicago Englewood to Boston
TV-11 (or SV-11): Kearney, NJ, to Chicago via Buffalo; TV/SV-12: Chicago to Kearney, NJ
TV-13: Boston to Chicago 47th St.; TV-14: Chicago Englewood to Boston
TV-22: Chicago to Harrisburg
TV-62: Chicago to Port Newark
TV-79: North Bergen, NJ to Chicago 47th St.
TV-100: Chicago to Boston;
TV-200: Chicago Global 1 to Croxton/Kearney: TV-201: Kearney to Chicago Global 1
TV-202: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-203: Kearney to Chicago
TV-204: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-261: Port Newark to Chicago (BN, ATSF, etc.)
TV-556: Chicago BRC to Croxton and Worcester (split at Syracuse)

RR-260: Chicago to Harrisburg Roadrailers; RR-261: Harrisburg to Chicago Roadrailers

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

TV-LA (or SV-LA): Oak Island, NJ to Los Angeles via Buffalo and Streator (Santa Fe connection))
TV-7: Boston to Chicago;
TV-9: Boston to Chicago; TV-10: Chicago to Boston
TV-11 (or SV-11): Kearney, NJ, to Chicago via Buffalo; TV/SV-12: Chicago to NJ
TV-100: Chicago to Boston;
TV-202: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-204: Chicago Ashland Avenue to Croxton and/or Port Newark
TV-590: Chicago to Croxton, NJ, via Buffalo

Mail-8M: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NJ

         Coal

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

UBH-27: Pittsburgh area to Burns Harbor, IN (Bethlehem Steel)
UDM-14: Detroit area to Pittsburg via Toledo (Detroit Edison)
UDM-75B: Pittsburgh to Detroit area via Toledo for power generation (Detroit Edison)
UDM-98P: Powder River to Detroit area via Chicago and Toledo (Detroit Edison)

UBH-595: coke, Bethlehem, PA to Burns Harbor, IN (Bethlehem Steel)
USS-271: coke, Clairton, PA to Gary, IN (US Steel)

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Pittsburgh area to NE Indiana steel mills
Pittsburgh to Detroit area via Toledo for power generation (Detroit Edison)
Powder River to Detroit area via Chicago and Toledo (Detroit Edison)

UMW-499: Coal empties back to UP

         Steel

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

CHDJ: Steel coil, Chicago area steel plants to Detroit and Jackson, MI
CHEL: Steel coil, Chicago area steel plants to Elkhart
EJEL: Steel, US Steel Gary to Elkhart
WDG-103 local: Steel coil, New Carlisle, IN to IHB Gibson Yard, Hammond, IN

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Ingots: Lackawanna to NE Indiana; Pittsburgh to NE Indiana

Coil, etc.: Gary to New Carlisle, IN; Gary to Detroit, via Toledo

Finished: NE Indiana to Detroit, via Toledo

         Automotive

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

TV-26: Sterling (Detroit) to Newark, via Southern Tier from Buffalo
COEL: Columbus to Elkhart
DNCH: Detroit (North Yard) to Chicago IHB
MVCH: Marusville, OH to Chicago IHB
NFCH: Niagara Falls to Chicago (IHB)
NPSE: North Platte (UP) to Selkirk
PXSE: Proviso Yard (Chicago) to Selkirk
SFEL: "Santa Fe" (Argentine) to Elkhart
TOSE: Toledo to Selkirk; SETO: Selkirk to Toledo

BRSE: Bryan, OH to Selkirk
BUEL: Buffalo to Elkhart
DNES: Detroit North Yard to Harrington, DE
ELPI: Elkhart to Pittsburgh
ELSE: Elkhart to Selkirk
ELSF: Elkhart to "Santa Fe" (Argentine)
IHSE: IHB (Chicago) to Selkirk
PITO: Pittsburgh to Toledo: TOPI: Toledo to Pittsburgh
STPR: Sterling (Detroit) to Proviso (Chicago)

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

Detroit to ?? (both east and west along the ex-NYC line), via Toledo

 

         Grain

 

         Chemicals

 

         Oil and other tanks

 

         General Merchandise

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

BNEL: "Burlington Northern" to Elkhart
PRPI: Proviso (Chicago) to Pittsburgh

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:

ELSE & SEEL: Elkhart & Selkirk
BRSE & SEBR: Belt Railway of Chicago & Selkirk (BR handles SP & BN transfers)
LMST: Lxx-Metuchen, NJ to Sterling Height, MI
NPSE: North Platte (UP) to Selkirk (Steel Coil and Trash Containers, + ??)
PIEL & ELPI: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Elkhart
PIPR: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Proviso Yard (Chicago ex-CNW)
PIBR: Pittsburgh (Conway) and Belt Railway of Chicago (BR handles SP & BN transfers)
BNEL: Clyde Yard (Chicago BN) and Elkhart
SFEL: Santa Fe (via Streator & Kankakee) and Elkhart
TOMT: Toledo and Metuchen (NJ)
ELIH: Elkhart & Indiana Harbor Belt

BUIN: Buffalo and Indianapolis (Avon), between Buffalo and Berea, OH
BUPI: Buffalo & Pittsburgh via Ashtabula and the Youngstown Line

         Local Peddlers

West and East of Ashtabula, OH

Elkhart to South Bend, IN