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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 7, 2005 11:32 PM
Note to Eric and friends:

Check out the topic "CALLING ALL HOOSIERS" on the regular trans dot com site. Lots of info about the "Hoosierlift" and its demise in this age of re-routed thru freights.

Allen smalling_60626@yahoo.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:03 PM
well the Pioneer railcorp has been running the line for a while now and is parking 4 locomotive here in canton, ILL behind the old IH plant.

I have meet the crew back in march and recently met the track crew last month. they seem like a nice crew and tonight will go up to the trackes and meet the train today (sept-7-05) around 5pm yestrueday that was the time they rolled throught town. and I have pic of locomotive 2045 after it derailed last month in canton on the sideding.
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Posted by cbalducc on Monday, July 25, 2022 3:42 PM

When was the TP&W at its most prosperous - before deregulation?

 

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Posted by anglecock on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:15 PM

The Toledo and Peoria and Western never made it to either Toledo or Peoria? or much farther west either

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:21 PM

anglecock

The Toledo and Peoria and Western never made it to either Toledo or Peoria? or much farther west either

 

My 1971 Official Guide shows they went thru Peoria.  Were they technically on someone else's trackage rights in town?

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Posted by SSW9389 on Friday, August 5, 2022 5:44 AM

The TP&W at one time had its own bridge that crossed the Illinois River from East Peoria to Peoria. The railroad had trackage rights over the Peoria Terminal (CRI&P) from Peoria to Hollis, Illinois. After that bridge was destroyed in a flood, the TP&W used the P&PU bridge to cross the Illinois River. 

Ed in Kentucky

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