Tuesday, February 13, 2018

C&JE: Chicago & Joliet Electric Railway


ChicagoRailfan
C&JE was the Chicago & Joliet Electric interurban. I originally researched it when I tried to determine if the Asian Carp barrier and power line ran along an abandoned interurban right-of-way.

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But the only interurban route I could find in the Lemont area was the C&JE, which was south of the Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Asian Carp barrier is north of the canal.

Bill Molony mentioned in a comment that today's New Avenue uses the C&JE RoW.

Their car barn, substation and yard was in Bedford Park, IL.

Like many other electric interurban railways, the C&JE built a park to create ridership on the weekends. Several companies would hold their annual company picnic at this park. The park still exists in Lockport, IL; but I skipped the playground areas focused on the Dellwood
 Dam that they had built to create a recreational lake.

Bill Molony commented on one of his postings
Here's a map of the C&JE between Chicago and Joliet.
Bill Molony posted again
The Chicago & Joliet Electric Railway Company provided electric interurban train service between Chicago and Joliet, beginning on September 25, 1901 and ending on November 16, 1933.
Bill Molony posted
Ken Rehor commented on Bill's posting
 I drew this over the Google Maps aerial view based on several descriptions I found online.





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