Wabash Railroad crossing at Forrest, IL

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Wabash Railroad crossing at Forrest, IL

At Forrest the TP&W crossed an old Wabash branch line between Chicago and Bement, IL. Bement was on the Detroit to Kansas City main line. In 1952, the Wabash installed a US&S interlocking at Forrest, IL to control six signals and four switches. At the time this Wabash branch line hosted three passenger trains: The Blue Bird, Banner Blue, and The Midnight. These passenger trains operated between St. Louis and Chicago. TP&W engines 2008 and 801 cross the N&W on August 12, 1982.

Norfolk Western train at Forrest, IL

A Norfolk Western train headed for Chicago pauses at Forrest on June 13, 1981. Engine 211 was on the point. Disks 113