New life for Illinois tracks

BoxcabE50 Sep 14, 2019

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good to see this, instead of a bike trail being built......o_O
     
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    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Yessir! Thank you for that thought. (y)

    Herrin, IL is former IC and is far downstate. The line is operated by the Crab Orchard & Egyptian Rwy. which is owned by Progressive Rail. Interchange is made with the BNSF (CB&Q) east of town on their line to Paducah, KY. Per the news story, it seems that the freight car repair firm will operate a segment of the line.

    All kinds of long-gone coalfield spurs in that region, including branches from the MP (StLIR&S) and C&EI, with everybody seeking a slice of the pie.
     
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