While finding and tracing railroad abandonments is my primary motivation, it is not the only thing I'm interested in.
I also enjoy learning about the history of our US Highway and Interstate network. I'm a bit of a roadgeek if you couldn't already tell. And of course, who can't help but love the Funny Place Names of the world?
My proposal for a bike path in Bolingbrook
New Interstate Corridors - My ideas, as well as official proposals, for new Interstate corridors across the US. Generally, I believe that 2 digit interstates should be either multi state or 300 miles, otherwise a 3 digit number should be employed. There are far too many short routes, and only so many 2 digit numbers to choose from, thus many of my proposals are for 3 digit routes over longer distances than they typically cover. Some of these proposals are more serious than others.
Unmarked Routes of Illinois - Many of IDOT's roads are unmarked despite being maintained by the state. This is my attempt to find each of them and number them. This isn't an official IDOT map and the numbers, even the ones that come from IDOT reference markers shouldn't be considered official descriptions for the route.
Route 66 in Illinois - A map of the Mother Road, it's past lives and it's possible future in the state of Illinois. So far, this is complete only between Chicago and Springfield.
Funny Place Names
County Highway Map of Illinois - A few counties in Illinois use a similar numbering system for their county highways, which if adopted statewide would create a nice grid system. But they do not. This project is my (slow) attempt to standardize the county highway systems of each of Illinois' 102 counties.
A working map of abandoned airports and landing strips.