Tazewell and Peoria Railroad

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Tazewell and Peoria Railroad
Reporting mark TZPR
Locale Illinois
Dates of operation November 1, 2004–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
PPU 2000 at Peoria, IL.

The Tazewell & Peoria Railroad (T&P) (reporting mark TZPR) (November 1, 2004—Present) is a short-line railroad, running entirely in Peoria County and Tazewell County, Illinois, and formed by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. to lease the assets of the century-old Peoria and Pekin Union Railway (P&PU), which is owned by Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Canadian National. It switches close to 100,000 cars per year and has about 142 miles of track.[1][2]

The P&PU track straddles the Illinois River at Peoria, Illinois, making the T&P an important transportation link for industrial sites such as the Caterpillar plant in East Peoria, Illinois. In addition to interconnections with the P&PU track's owners, the T&P interconnects with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the Toledo, Peoria & Western, the Iowa Interstate Railroad, and the T&P's sister Illinois and Midland Railroad.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Tazewell & Peoria Railroad". Rochester, New York: Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Tazewell & Peoria Railroad Inc. T&P #753". Short Line Railroad Directory. Omaha, Nebraska: Union Pacific. 2005-05-12. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 

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