Biking Along the Old Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Train Line

As Warrenville and area residents take part in the Warrenville Bike Rodeo this Saturday, the Warrenville Historical Society remembers the electric trains that used to run along the Prairie Path; originally posted in 2011.

After a decades-long struggle to acquire access to the ever-expanding train lines out of  Chicago, Warrenville got its railroad in 1902.  The Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E) made its way through Warrenville and brought with it visitors from the Chicago region and the ease of rail travel to Warrenville residents.  Warrenville’s public high school students used the CA&E train to get to school in Wheaton, using a monthly ride ticket given to them by the School Board.  The train made four stops for Warrenville students-Williams Road, the downtown depot, Winfield Road, and Wiesbrock Road.

Warrenville CA&E Railroad station

Warrenville CA&E Railroad station


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  1. good post, but I would have liked to read more! this summer I plan on biking the whole trail and would have liked some info on what to expect or sightsee by Warrenville

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