Table 1-13: Freight Railroads Operating in Illinois by Class: 2000

Table 1-13: Freight Railroads Operating in Illinois by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in Illinois1
Class I railroads 8,088
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. 1,445
CSX Transportation 1,051
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co. 51
Illinois Central Railroad Co. 1,155
Norfolk Southern Corp. 1,290
Soo Line Railroad Co. 356
Union Pacific Railroad Co. 2,740
Regional railroads 1,043
Chicago, Central, and Pacific Railroad 176
Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway 131
Gateway Western Railroad 178
I and M Rail Link, L.L.C. 198
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. 218
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad 18
Wisconsin Central Ltd. 124
Local railroads 665
The Bloomer Line 51
Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad 6
Effingham Railroad Co. 3
Illinois and Midland Railroad, Inc. 126
Illinois Railnet, Inc. 80
The Indiana Rail Road 40
Kankakee, Beaverville, and Southern Railroad 94
Keokuk Junction Railway 37
Toledo, Peoria, and Western Railway Corp. 225
Vandalia Railroad 3
Switching and terminal railroads 363
Belt Railway Company of Chicago 27
Central Illinois Railroad Co. 6
Chicago Rail Link 57
Chicago Short Line Railway 8
City of Rochelle Illinois 2
Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad 14
Decatur Junction Railway Co. 38
Eastern Illinois Railroad Co. 53
Gateway Eastern Railway Co. 32
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 69
Manufacturers Junction Railway 2
Manufacturers Railway Co. 1
Peoria and Pekin Union Railway 22
Pioneer Industrial Railway Co. 8
Shawnee Terminal Railway Co. 3
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis 17
Wisconsin Chicago Link Ltd. 4

1 Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.

KEY: L.L.C. = limited liability company.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at /StateInformation.asp as of Mar. 19, 2002.