CNW Timetable Statistics

 

 

 
Number of weekday trains
(excludes Sunday only)
High/low/and average travel time between downtown (minutes)
Timetable
Summerdale
Rose Hill
High Ridge
Kenmore
Summerdale
Rose Hill
 
High Ridge
Kenmore
1857-02 6 trains Unknown
1858-12 4 trains Unknown
1860-04 6 trains Unknown
1864-03  — 8 trains  — Unknown
1868-04*
 —
12 trains
 —
 41/22/29.5
 —
1869-11*
10 trains
42/22/30.1
1870-05 12 trains  40/25/29.3
1875-05 14 trains 33/24/28.9
1878-01  9 trains 15 trains 29/25/26.6 32/24/28.5  —
1884-10 25 trains 26 trains 30/25/26.0 33/25/28.7  —
1888-09
37 trains
39 trains
18 trains
29/21/26.4
31/23/28.4
33/25/30.4
1889-06 36 trains 38 trains 18 trains      
1893-07
45 trains
44 trains
26 trains
29/20/25.0
31/22/27.0
33/24/29.0
1895-03  43 trains 42 trains  24 trains      
1897-10            
1898-10  48 trains 49 trains  22 trains      
1900-07
56 trains
36 trains
16 trains
 24/17/19.3
26/19/21.3
 28/21/23.3
1902-08  53 trains 36 trains  9 trains      
1909-11            
1913-06
43 trains
32 trains
30 trains
 
 
 
1914-06  42 trains 34 trains 33 trains      
1916-04
43 trains
34 trains
30 trains
 25/15/19.8
 27/17/21.8
 29/19/23.8
1918-08
35 trains
23 trains
33 trains
25/15/19.3
27/17/21.3
29/19/23.3
1923-04 25 trains 14 trains 13 trains      
1927-04
 
 
 
 
 
 
1933-01
28 trains
16 trains
22 trains
 22/14/17.7
24/16/19.7
 26/18/21.7
1935
29 trains
 
 
21/13/16.9
23/15/18.9
25/17/20.9
1938-04
29 trains
10 trains
27 trains
 
 
 
1942-01
30 trains
14 trains
26 trains
 
 
 
1949-11
28 trains
14 trains
24 trains
 21/13/17.6
23/15/19.6
 25/17/21.6
1953-02
 
 
 
 
 
 
1958-10
26 trains
11 trains
25 trains
25/15/18.6
27/17/20.6
29/19/22.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Notes:
 
In some cases, the number of north bound trains were counted, then doubled to obtain the total number of trains. In some cases the number of trains to and from downtown might be different, but by no more than 3 trains.
 
The low number for the number of minutes of travel time for certain trains was due primarily to fewer stops for those trains.
 
Prior to 1912, the downtown Chicago terminal of the C&NW was located north of the Chicago River (the Well St. station); after 1911, trains used the new terminal south and west of the River at Madison St.
 
Until the 1890s, the tracks were at grade.  Sometime in the 1890s the tracks were elevated  but only as far north as Foster.  It would not be until 1908-09, that the tracks were elevated from Foster Ave through Evanston.
 
* For 1869, the two night trains took 42 and 40 minutes; whereas the other eight trains took between 22 and 31 minutes for an average of 27.4 minutes.  For 1868, the two night trains took 41 and 40 minutes; whereas the other 10 trains took between 22 and 36 minutes, for an average of 27.3 minutes–almost identical.
 
For 1864 and before, it is presumed that all trains stopped at Rosehill; but that is not certain as the information is taken not from a timetable but from an newspaper announcement.