List of Illinois railroads

The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Common freight carriers

*Alton and Southern Railway (ALS)
*Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
*Bloomer Shippers Connecting Railroad (BLOL)
*BNSF Railway (BNSF)
*Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY) operates City of Rochelle Railroad (CIR)
*Canadian National Railway (CN)
*Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
*Central Illinois Railroad (CIRY)
*Chicago-Chemung Railroad (CCUO)
*Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad (CFE)
*Chicago Port Railroad (CPC)
*Chicago Rail Link (CRL)
*Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad
*Chicago Terminal Railroad (CTM)
*Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad (COER)
*Coffeen and Western Railroad (CAEG)
*CSX Transportation (CSXT)
*Decatur Junction Railway (DT)
*Eastern Illinois Railroad (EIRC)
*Effingham Railroad (EFRR)
*Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJE)
*Evansville Western Railway (EVWR)
*Illinois Railway (IR)
*Illinois and Midland Railroad (IMRR)
*Illinois Western Railroad (ILW)
*Indiana Rail Road (INRD)
*Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB)
*Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad (ICE)
*Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
*Joppa and Eastern Railroad (JE)
*Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad (KBSR)
*Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
*Keokuk Junction Railway (KJRY)
*Manufacturers Railway (MRS)
*Manufacturers' Junction Railway (MJ)
*Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
*Riverport Railroad (RVPR)
*Shawnee Terminal Railway (STR)
*South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway (SCIH)
*Tazewell and Peoria Railroad (TZPR) operates Peoria and Pekin Union Railway (PPU)
*Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA)
*Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway (TPW)
*Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
*Vandalia Railroad (VRRC)
*Vermillion Valley Railroad (VVRR) operates FNG Logistics (FNG)
*Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR)

Private freight carriers

*Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY)
*Calumet Transload and Railroad
*C&C Railroad
*Chicago Heights Switching operates Bulkmatic Railroad
*DOT Rail Service
*Joliet Junction Railroad
*Kaskaskia Regional Port District
*Mokena Illinois Railroad
*North American Industrial Railway
*Peoria, Peoria Heights and Western Railroad
*Respondek Railroad

Passenger carriers

*Amtrak (AMTK)
*Chicago Transit Authority
*Fox River Trolley Museum (Aurora, Elgin and Fox River Electric)
*Illinois Railway Museum
*Metra
*Monticello Railway Museum
*Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad
*South Shore Line

Defunct railroads

* Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
* Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad (B&OCT)
* Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (BO)
* Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
* Cairo and St. Louis Railroad
* Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (CO)
* Chessie System
* Chicago and Alton Railroad
* Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (CEI)
* Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway (CIM)
* Chicago and North Western Railway (CNW)
* Chicago and Paducah Railroad
* Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
* Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad (CC)
* Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
* Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad (CNSM, the North Shore Line)
* Chicago River and Indiana
* Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad (CAE)
* Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
* Chicago, Madison and Northern (CMN)
* Chicago, Millington and Western Railway
* Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railway (CMG)
* Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRIP, Rock Island)
* Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway (Omaha Road, or CMO)
* Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern
* Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (Big Four Railroad)
* Cotton Belt Railroad (SSW)
* Danville, Olney and Ohio River Railroad
* Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad
* Fulton County Narrow Gauge Railway
* Galena and Chicago Union Railroad
* Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad
* Gilman, Clinton and Springfield Railroad
* Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW)
* Great Northern Railway (GN)
* Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad (GMO)
* Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad
* I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
* Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (ICG)
* Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
* Illinois Terminal Railroad (ITC)
* Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation
* Lafayette and Bloomington Railroad
* Lake Erie and Western Railroad
* Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway (LSMS)
* Louisville and Nashville Railroad (LN)
* Macomb and Western Illinois Railroad
* Marion and Johnston City Railway
* Michigan Central Railroad
* Milwaukee Road (MILW)
* Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
* Moline and Southeastern Railroad
* Monon Railroad (CIL, MON)
* New York Central Railroad (NYC)
* New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (Nickel Plate Road, NKP)
* Norfolk and Western Railway (NW)
* Northern Cross Railroad
* Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad (PLZ&W)
* Penn Central (PC)
* Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
* Peoria and Pekin Union Railway (P&PU)
* Pere Marquette Railroad (PM)
* Pioneer Industrial Railway (PRY)
* Sangamon and Morgan Railroad
* Soo Line (SOO)
* Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
* Springfield and South-Eastern Railroad
* Springfield, Effingham and Southeastern Railway
* Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad (WAB)
* Wisconsin Central (WC)

Heritage and museum railways

* Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad [http://rogerwld.railfan.net/sc/silvercr.htm]

References

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