Manufacturers' Junction Railway

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The Manufacturers' Junction Railway (reporting mark MJ) is a shortline railroad operating six miles of track near Cicero, Illinois. The railway is currently owned and managed by OmniTRAX, a company offering railroad management and other related and unrelated services.[1] MJ connects with the BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Canadian National Railway, and the Belt Railway of Chicago.[1]

The railroad was founded on 28 January 1903, with the route opening in 1906, to switch Western Electric's Hawthorne Works In May 1986, the company was sold to the Chicago West Pullman Transportation Corporation (a subsidiary of OmniTRAX) from its original owner, AT&T Technologies.

The railroad currently operates two EMD SW1 locomotives: #23 (renumbered from #6), and #33 (renumbered from #7). #33 was originally EMD SW1 demonstrator #700.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Manufacturers’ Junction Railway Company MJ #459". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Manufacturers' Junction Railway Company Photographic Roster". RR Picture Archives. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2013.