Chicago Rail Link CRL #420

Nature of Firm

CRL provides switching and terminal services over 72 miles of track in the southern part of Chicago between Kensington to Irondale to Mokena and Chicago, Illinois.


This company was originally the LaSalle & Bureau County Railway, which was organized August 29, 1890. The Chicago area trackage was acquired from the CRI&P around 1980, and the present name adopted May 1, 1985. The original L&BC route was between LaSalle and Midway, Illinois, has since been abandoned. CRL merged with Chicago, West Pullman & Southern (CWP) on August 15, 1996, and CRL is the surviving company. The company is a subsidiary of OmniTRAX.

Company Information
Company AffiliationOmniTRAX, Inc.
Interchange PointsIrondale, IL
Agreement TypeSwitching Carrier
Information Exchange MethodRMI