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DRIE Operations

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:53 am
by Fred
Will be railfanning down in Illinois in 3 weeks and was wondering about their "schedule" of when they might run & where to. Any & all info would be appreciated.
Thanks

Re: DRIE Operations

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:04 am
by bn13814
Decatur & Eastern Illinois operates road locals between Paris and Decatur. They reportedly run daily, the westbound usually during daylight. The counterpart seems to run in the evening. Schedule may vary on weekends, though I've caught the westbound twice on Saturday afternoons nearing Decatur.

There is also a Paris-Terre Haute turn, which I believe runs in daylight. Switchers are based at Decatur and Ficklin/Tuscola.

Re: DRIE Operations

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:21 am
by SD80MAC
I caught them eastbound through Tuscola in the early afternoon on a Sunday. No idea if that’s the norm or not, however.

Re: DRIE Operations

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:44 pm
by penn central
I noticed in the Trains News Wire this week that Watco's DREI is acquiring the Eastern Illinois Railroad that's interesting. They interchange at Metcalf Illinois i think a trip to Illinois is in order to check it out. I remember back in 2003 getting a Eastern Illinois train at Neoga Ill where they interchange with CN.

Re: DRIE Operations

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:50 pm
by TPW4055_BNSF2184
I caught the DREI 2 days ago


Re: DRIE Operations

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:58 am
by AARR
Thanks for posting your nice video :D
TPW4055_BNSF2184 wrote:I caught the DREI 2 days ago