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, IL.


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, IL 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

Mailing Address

Chicago Rail Link
2728 E. 104th Street
Chicago, IL 60617

Phone 773-721-4000
Fax 773-374-6605
Web Site

Ross Grantham
General Manager
Phone 773-721-4000, ext. 5280
Fax 773-374-6605

Alan Thiem
Business Development
Phone 973-452-8510
Fax 866-345-1128

Company Affiliation OmniTRAX, Inc.
Interchange Points Irondale and Proviso, IL
Agreement Type Switching Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI