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Port Harbor Railroad[edit]

Port Harbor Railroad
Reporting mark PHRR
Locale Illinois
Dates of operation 1990's–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Headquarters Granite City, Illinois

The Port Harbor Railroad (reporting mark PHRR) is a short-line railroad in the U.S. states of Illinois, operating in the former US Army Melvin Price Supply Depot. The railroad operates under lease from America's Central Port who owns the former US Army property. It began operations in the 199's as a subsidiary of the Respondek Railroad, and interchanges freight with The TRRA and Norfolk Southern just east of the Port in Granite City, Illinois. The railroad is classified as a Class III Common Carrier.

Of all the Respondek operations, the Port Harbor Railroad sees the most traffic and most car loadings. The Railroad is expected to get much busier when the southern portion of America's Central Port opens in 2014. This new addition will see unit coal and grain trains to be unloaded here for the transfer to river barge.

Motive Power[edit]

The Motive power for the Port Harbor railroad consists of 7 locomotives, each one in a different paint scheme. There are two EMD end cab switchers, a SW9 and a {{SW1200]], 2 EMD SD40-2's, 2 EMD GP40's and a rebuilt EMD GP8 that once searved on the Alaska Railroad and stared in the 1986 movie film. The newest locomotives on the port are 2 GP40's that were purchased from the Canadian Pacific Railroad. These two locomotives arrived in July 2013.

  • Respondek SW9 #14
  • Respondek SD40-2 #1000(Non-Operational as of 7-1-2013)
  • Respondek GP8 #1800
  • Respondek SW1200 #1239
  • Respondek GP40 #2064
  • Respondek SD40-2 #3086
  • Respondek GP40 #4516


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