Minooka Station

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Minooka
Former Rock Island Line passenger rail station
Minooka Rock Island Line.jpg
The station
Location Minooka, Illinois
Owned by track owned by CSX Transportation[1]
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type at-grade
History
Opened 1852[2]
Previous names Summit
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   Rock Island Line   Following station
Main Line

Minooka Station was a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad station in Minooka, Illinois. It was the highest point on the Rock Island Line and was originally called Summit.[3][4][5][6] The town was later renamed by settler Dolly Smith to Minooka. (meaning "good land" or "high place")[3][7] CSX Transportation runs freight trains on the New Rock Subdivision with Iowa Interstate trackage rights.[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Class I railroads in the Chicago area. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  2. ^ Our Community. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  3. ^ a b MCHS History. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  4. ^ A History of Minooka, Illinois. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  5. ^ zipreality.com. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  6. ^ Minooka History. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  7. ^ Minooka, Illinois. Retrieved February 13, 2011
  8. ^ John Schmeltzer (March 30, 1991). "Change is about to get the green light in this village". Chicago Tribune.