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Chicago Northern Railroad

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The Chicago Northern or CHIN Line is a class II railroad running on 4 main lines and 1 branch line. Here are its divisions

Janesville Sub: Janesville (Interchange with UP and JVBS) via Bardwell (Interchange with Wisconsin and Southeastern) past Zenda (Interchange with FCE Zenda Railway) and Grayslake (Interchange with CN) to Roundout

Milwaukee Sub: Milwaukee (Interchange with CP) via Sturtevant (Interchange with SCWI), Truesdell (Interchange with WITA and servicing EWPC), and Roundout (Interchange with CN) to Chicago (Interchange with UP). It also has another interchange with CP in Chicago

West St Francis Sub: St Francis (Interchange with MWAT) via Sturtevant (Interchange with SCWI), Truesdell (Interchange with WITA also servicing EWPC), Skokie Valley Junction (Connector Branch to East St Francis Sub), and Des Plaines (Interchange with UP and CN) to the Bensenville area also interchanging with CTM at Elk Grove Village and CP at Bensenville and ending at UP's Proviso Yard.

East St Francis Sub: St Francis (Interchange with MWAT) servicing EWPC at Oakcreek, via Waukegon (Interchange with CN) and Lake Bluff (Connector Branch to West St Francis Sub) to Chicago (Interchange with CTM and UP)

Kenosha Connector: Bain to Kenosha

Here is a list of all of customers:

Gavillon Grain (Avalon)
Kikkoman Foods, Inc (Walworth)
US Gypsum Interiors (Walworth)
FCE Zenda Railway (Zenda)
Crop Production Services (E of Hebron)
Scot Forge (Spring Grove)
Hines Supply (Grayslake)
Russel Metals Williams Bahcall (Milwaukee)
Unknown Lumber Yard (Milwaukee)
Independence Corrugated (Oak Creek)
Applied Plastics (Oak Creek)
Henkel Corporation (Oak Creek)
Superior Die Set Corporation (Oak Creek)
Steel Warehouse (Oak Creek)
Nordco (Oak Creek) (Mostly MOW)
Lorenz Excavating & Topsoil (Truesdell)
Eastern Wisconsin Power Company (Bain)
Emco Chemical (Bain)
L & M Corrugated Container Corporation (Pleasant Prairie)
Newly Weds Foods (Chicago)
Research Employment Solution (Waxdale)
Puratos Chocolate USA (Kenosha)
Herzog (Truesdell)
Honeywell (Bain)
Rehrig Pacific (Bain)
PPC Industries (Bain)
Kelpac Medical (Bain)
IRIS USA, Inc (Pleasant Prairie)
Wilcorp Enterprises (Gurnee)
Pq Corporation (Gurnee)
United Plastics Corporation (Gurnee)
Vantage Specialty Chemicals (Gurnee)
Henry Broch and Company (Gurnee)
Roquette Corporation (Gurnee)
84 Lumber (Gurnee)
Vulcan Materials Company (Lake Bluff)
Illinois Tool Works, Inc Croll Mark (Glenview)
Signode Industrial Group (Glenview)
Sysco Chicago (Des Plaines)
Ozinga (Des Plaines)
Nimlock Chicago (Des Plaines)
Visage Screen-Print (Des Plaines)
International Paper (Des Plaines)
Columbus Vegetable Oils (Des Plaines)
La Grou Des Plaines Corporation (Des Plaines)
Coregistics (Bensenville)
Sonoco Clear Pack (Bensenville)
Nestle, USA (Franklin Park)
Temple-Inland (Melrose Park)
Norkol (Northlake)
Midwest Industrial Metals (Northlake)
Grand Warehouse & Distribution (Northlake)
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Northlake)
International Paper (Northlake)
Midwest Warehouse (Tribune Direct Marketing) (Northlake)
Scholle IPN (Northlake)
Patrick Cudahy (Cudahy)
GBW Railcar Services (Cudahy)
ATI Forged Products (Cudahy)
Caterpillar (South Milwaukee)
Eastern Wisconsin Power Company (Oak Creek)
Unknown Quarry (Racine)
Miller Compressing Company (Racine)
Summit Packaging Systems (Racine)
Racine Railroad Products/Custom Component (Racine) (Mostly MOW)
Compass Minerals (Kenosha)
Ocean Spray Cranberries (Kenosha)
Zion Nuclear Generating Station (Zion)
Waukegan Generating Station (Waukegan)
AbbVie Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing (Waukegan)

CHIN also does Intermodal transfers from Chicago to CP in Milwaukee and sometimes Auto Transfers as well. They have numerous depots and locations along their system.

Kenosha Depot: (Main, WI) (1343 54th St, Kenosha, WI)
Janesville Depot: (Co, WI) (200 S Palm St, Janesville, WI)
Roundout Depot: (13572 Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL)
Des Plaines Depot: (Co, IL) (311 Weiboldt Dr, Des Plaines, IL)
Northlake Depot: (Main, IL) (154 N Railroad Ave, Northlake, IL)
Oak Creek Depot: (4128 7 Mile Rd, Racine, WI)
Racine Depot: (1349 De Koven Ave, Racine, WI)
Sturtevant Depot: (2810 Wisconsin St, Sturtevant, WI)
South Roundout Depot: (20129 Arcadia Rd, Lake Bluff, IL)

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