DeKalb to Elburn

From the junction with the line south to Troy Grove (and once to Spring Valley) at DeKalb (MP 58.3), the line continues just south of due east, Two Main Tracks, CTC, Automatic Train Control, speed limit 60 mph (but local 50 mph speed restriction to MP 57.5), past a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, crossovers at Cortland-CO (MP 55.4), where an erstwhile line south from Beloit once trailed in, a grade crosisng, Intermediate Signals, two grade crossings, a dirt road alongside to the north, Intermediate Signals at Maple Park (MP 50.6), three grade crossings in town, a dirt track grade crossing, a dirt road grade crossing, crossovers at MW (MP 48.5),  a dirt track grade crossing, Meredith (MP 48.0), silos north of the tracks (no rail), a grade crossing, an angled road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals and detectors at MP 46.1, open fields, a signal bridge overhead, crossovers where the number of track increases to three, a spur heading away on the north side, a grade crossing, and a signal bridge overhead, to the Metra station, with south side platform (only) and brick depot on the south side, at Elburn (MP 44.0), where Metra services from Chicago have terminated since April, 2006.