Illinois Railway

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Illinois Railway
Reporting mark IR
Locale Illinois
Dates of operation 1997–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Ottawa, Illinois
Website omnitrax.com/rail_ir.aspx

The Illinois Railway (formerly Illinois Railnet) (reporting mark IR) is a shortline railroad operating in northern Illinois, United States. It operates 113 miles (182 km) of former Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway trackage. This railroad was created in 1997 and operates 4 lines in Northern Illinois.[1] It is owned by OmniTRAX.

Lines[edit]

ID From To Trackage Rights Acquired Notes Route Map[2]
Ottawa Branch Streator, IL Montgomery, IL From Montgomery to BNSF's Eola Yard in Aurora, IL December 1997
  • Switching in Ottawa and Wedron, IL
  • Daily Freight from Eola to Ottawa, IL (Job 105)
  • Daily Unit Sand Train from Wedron to Eola (Job 106), occasionally run using BNSF power
  • Daily Unit Sand Train from Eola to Wedron (Job 107), occasionally run using BNSF power
  • Daily Freight from Ottawa to Eola
  • Occasional freight from Ottawa to Streator (Job 102) and back
Distance      Station
BNSF Mendota Subdivision
40.2 mi 
64.7 km 
Montgomery
43.3 mi 
69.7 km 
Oswego
49.4 mi 
79.5 km 
Yorkville
56.0 mi 
90.1 km 
Millbrook
59.6 mi 
95.9 km 
Millington
64.4 mi 
103.6 km 
Sheridan
68.9 mi 
110.9 km 
Serena
72.8 mi 
117.2 km 
Wedron
80.9 mi 
130.2 km 
Ottawa
CSX/IAIS Crossing (Former RI)
89.6 mi 
144.2 km 
Grand Ridge
BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
NS Kankakee Belt Route
96.2 mi 
154.8 km 
Streator
La Salle Branch La Salle, IL Zearing, IL 2004 Daily, exc Wed. from LaSalle to Zearing and back (Job 104)
Distance      Station
BNSF Mendota Subdivision
44.1 mi 
71 km 
Zearing
36.6 mi 
58.9 km 
Ladd
30.9 mi 
49.7 km 
Spring Valley
25.7 mi 
41.4 km 
LaSalle
Junction CSX/IAIS (Former RI)
Oregon Branch Mt. Morris, IL Oregon, IL Oregon to Flagg Center 2004
  • Daily Unit Sand to West Oregon
  • Occasional Freight From Oregon to Mt. Morris
Distance      Station
6.5 mi 
10.5 km 
Mt. Morris
0 mi 
0 km 
Oregon
BNSF Aurora Subdivision
Rockford Branch Flagg Center, IL Rockford, IL Flagg Center to Oregon January 1999 Nightly
Dist.
Station
23.5 mi 
37.8 km 
Rockford
Old Alignment
23.5 mi 
37.8 km 
Joseph Behr & Sons Recycling
Canadian National (Ex IC)
18.5 mi 
29.8 km 
Camp Grant
11.7 mi 
18.8 km 
Davis Junction
Canadian Pacific (Ex MILW)
4.8 mi 
7.7 km 
Kings
0.2 mi 
0.3 km 
Flagg Center
BNSF Aurora Subdivision

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Trackage Rights[edit]

  • Montgomery to Eola
  • Power only Oregon to Aurora
  • Power only Zearing to Montgomery [3]

Locomotive Power[edit]

ID Model Location Notes
HLCX 916 EMD GP38-3 Ottawa Branch ex-UP, Helm Leasing Company (HLCX)
IR 7444 EMD SD45R Ottawa Branch ex-SP, In Eola due to destroyed traction motors, may be scapped
IR 9238 EMD SD45T-2 Ottawa Branch ex-SP
HBRY 5001 EMD SD50 Ottawa Branch ex-UP, Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY)
HBRY 5006 EMD SD50 Ottawa Branch ex-UP, Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY)
HBRY 5008 EMD SD50 Ottawa Branch ex-UP, Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY)
HBRY 5009 EMD SD50 Ottawa Branch ex-UP, Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY)
GMTX 9041 EMD SD60 Ottawa Branch Ex-EMD 3 Demonstrator, only SD60 with HTCR trucks
OMLX 1472 EMD SW14 Ottawa Branch Rebuilt IC SW9
IR 1298 EMD SW1500 Ottawa Branch Ex-CP
IR 1299 EMD SW1500 Ottawa Branch Ex-CP
IR 5 CF-7 LaSalle Branch <Days may be numbered 10/11>, Rebuilt EMD F7A
IR 3500 EMD GP35 LaSalle Branch ex-SP
HLCX 1019 EMD GP38-3 LaSalle Branch Rebuilt UP EMD GP40, Leased from HLCX
HLCX 2551 EMD GP38-2 LaSalle Branch Rebuilt UP EMD GP40, Leased from HLCX
HLCX 1000 EMD GP38-3 Oregon Branch Rebuilt UP EMD GP40, Leased from HLCX
HLCX 2525 EMD GP38-3 Oregon Branch Rebuilt UP EMD GP40, Leased from HLCX
HLCX 1003 EMD GP38-3 Rockford Branch Rebuilt UP EMD GP40, Leased from HLCX
ID Model Location Notes
NREX 7285 EMD SD40-2 Purchased by D and I Railroad ex-BN
OMLX 5625 EMD GP20MQ Transferred to Alabama & Tennessee River RR Former Demonstrator, ex-SP, 645 prime mover
HLCX 3839 EMD GP38-2 Returned Off Lease
ILSX 1390 EMD GP39-2 Off property
NREX 3333 EMD GP50 Sent to Chicago Rail Link ex-C&NW 5075
OMLX 2256 (former KFR) EMD GP38-3 Sent to Chicago Rail Link sidelined, rebuilt SP EMD GP35
GATX 2657 EMD GP38-2 Off lease ex-Conrail, rebuilt GP38
HLCX 1027 EMD GP38-2 Off lease Rebuilt EMD GP40
OMLX 9259 EMD SD45T-2 Transferred to NKCR Née-SP, ex-LTEX
NKCR 2 EMD GP7 Operated by ADM of Ottawa Lease Expired
NKCR 3 CF-7 Scrapped Lease Expired
LLPX 1513 EMD GP15-1 Off Property Lease Expired
CSP 1 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped.
CSP 2 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped.
CSP 3 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped.
CSP 4 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped May have been saved.
IR 6 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped.
IR 7 GE B23-7 Sold, Scrapped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Illinois Railway, Inc.". Illinois Railway, Inc. Omnitrax. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ "System Timetable". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Railway Unofficial Homepage". Illinois Railway. Retrieved 2008-12-18.