Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad
   
 
Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad was formed to acquire certain railroad assets from a trustee-in-bankruptcy in December 1989. The line provides high-density freight and passenger services. The transaction conveyed the responsibility for passenger operations to a regional commuter authority. South Shore serves major steel and utility facilities and the Illinois International Port in Chicago. The South Shore is a 2010 winner of the ASLRRA "Jake" Safety Award.
Chicago Southshore & South Bend Map
Location
Northern Illinois and Indiana

Headquarters
505 North Carroll Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
Telephone: (219) 874-9000
Fax: (219) 879-3754

President – Andrew Fox

Employees – 60

Operations Began – January 1990 – Freight service dates to 1916
Mileage
27
Freight only
75
Jointly used with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
80
Jointly used with other freight railroads
182
System miles
 
Equipment
12 Locomotives
600 Freight Cars
 
Major Commodities
Chemicals, coal, grain, manufactured products, paper, pig iron, steel, and roofing materials

Major Customers
Alexander Chemical, ArcelorMittal-Burns Harbor, Criterion Catylst & Technologies, GAF Corporation, Five Star Sheets, Foodliner, Maryland Pig Services, Northern Indiana Public Service, NAMASCO/Primary Steel, PSC Metals, Reserve Marine/Transfer Logistics, Rollcoater, Sims Metal Management, U.S. Steel - Midwest, USALCO, and Windy City Warehouse

Port Facility Served
Illinois International Port - Lake Calumet, Chicago, Illinois

Connecting Railroads
BNSF, BOCT, BRC, CF&E, CN, CP, CRL, CSXT, GRW, IAIS, ICE, IHB, INRD, NS, SCIH, UP, WSOR

Annual Volume
45,000 Carloads

Transload Facilities
Chicago, IL
Gary, IN
Kingsbury, IN
La Porte, IN
Michigan City, IN


This page last updated on September 29, 2011