While trying to find IC's Homewood Tower in my 2005 SPV RR Atlas, I noticed a branch from the IC yard to the Thornton quarry. Judging from a satellite image, it is now abandoned.
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I added this as a comment to the posting in Homewood Tower.
Nikki Burgess Thornton Spur. Used to spend time riding the caboose on that job when I was a kid. They used to run a lot of rock out of there at one time.
Nikki Burgess Pulled up maybe fifteen years ago now. Maybe twenty
Peter ZimmermannGroup Admin Line used to connect with the C&EI at Thornton as well. B&OCT also used to have a short connecting line off of its Chicago Heights sub main line that connected with the C&EI just a little ways south of the main quarry area.