Decatur Junction Railway
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Decatur Junction GP16 1607
|Dates of operation||September 23, 1993–Present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)|
|Headquarters||Assumption, Illinois, USA|
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. The change in operators left the Decatur Junction with a 21 miles (34 km) line running from Elwin, near Decatur, south to Assumption.
- "OmniTRAX kicks off Decatur Central Railroad operations". Progressive Railroading. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- "Decatur Junction Railway Co.". Pioneer Railcorp. Retrieved January 26, 2017.