Missouri–Illinois Railroad

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The Missouri–Illinois Railroad was a railroad that operated in Missouri and Illinois. The railroad operated around 200 miles (320 km) of track on both sides of the Mississippi River, connected by a train ferry. It began operations in 1921, and was owned by the Missouri Pacific Railroad and operated as a subsidiary railroad until it was merged into the Missouri Pacific in 1978.[1]

In 1970 it reported 359 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and zero passengers on 333 miles of road operated (138 miles owned).


  1. ^ "Missouri - Illinois Railroad History". Missouri-Illinois railfan site. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2010.