TPW Railway train at Chatsworth, IL

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TPW Railway eastbound train at Chatsworth, IL

Engines 2008 and 801 are pulling an eastbound train through Chatsworth on August 12, 1982. At one time there was a crossing here with an Illinois Central branch line that ran between Kankakee and Bloomington, IL. The TPW installed a US&S automatic interlocker at the crossing in Chatsworth to control 5 signals in 1955.

TPW Railway caboose at Chatsworth, IL

The TPW Railway had one of the worst passenger train wrecks in US history just three mile east of Chatsworth. On August 10, 1887 a bridge weakened by fire collapsed under the train. Over 80 people were killed and around 300 were injured. Disks 113