Decatur Junction Railway

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Decatur Junction Railway
Decatur Junction GP11s.JPG
Decatur Junction GP16 1607
Reporting mark DT
Locale Central Illinois
Dates of operation September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)–Present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters Assumption, Illinois, USA

The Decatur Junction Railway (reporting mark DT) is a Class III railroad which operates in the state of Illinois. It is one of several short-line railroads owned by Pioneer Railcorp

On September 23, 1993, the Decatur Junction Railway Co. (DT) signed a lease agreement for the lease rights of two segments of track in east central Illinois from Assumption to Cisco that is owned by a consortium of grain dealers. The railroad's principal commodities are grain, fertilizer and plastics.

In January 2017, short-line operator OmniTrax, via subsidiary Decatur Central Railroad, took over operations of 16 miles (26 km) of track north of Decatur to Cisco that had previously been part of the Decatur Junction.[1] The change in operators left the Decatur Junction with a 21 miles (34 km) line running from Elwin, near Decatur, south to Assumption.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OmniTRAX kicks off Decatur Central Railroad operations". Progressive Railroading. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decatur Junction Railway Co.". Pioneer Railcorp. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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