Decatur Junction Railway

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  • On September 23, 1993, the Decatur Junction Railway 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 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 line running from Elwin, near Decatur, south to Assumption.
  • The railroad interchanges with CN in Decatur.

Decatur Junction Railway Customers

Customer Location Company Type Car Type Notes
Assumption Co-Op Grain Assumption Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers
Moweaqua Farmers Co-Op Grain Moweaqua Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Macon Elevator Macon Elevator Covered Hoppers
Construction Materials Manufacturer Elwin Construction Materials Tank Cars Active shipper?

Decatur Junction Railway Locomotives

Number Model Year(s) Built Notes
PREX 1608 GP16 1951 Ex-DT 1608/CSX 1770/SCL 4724/SCL 845/ACL 225.
PREX 1609 GP16 1950 Ex-CSX 1778/ACL 131.

Decatur Junction Railway Rolling Stock

Number Type of Railcar Built History Notes
DT 1 Caboose 19?? Ex-ATSF. Still on roster?

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