Abandoned Peoria

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Posted by mudchicken on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 6:30 AM
Bloomington-Champaign hasn't seen a through train in 20+ years. NS has Bloomington/Downs to Mansfield embargoed and STB discontinued...playing keep-away with CN-IC with it. The  players still get in and out of Peoria, just remember there are fewer players after the mergers. Why have redundant lines to everywhere. Even spinning off the redundant lines to shortlines won't save them if there is no traffic, witness the Illinois Terminal RR/ Prairie Central experiments.
Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:40 AM
By my count, only 3 of the "big eastern Railroads" made it to Peoria, NYC, PRR and NKP. NS still has the NKP west of Gibson City, and part of the NYC line (Bloomington-Champaign). You could include TP&W and IC if you wanted, both of which are still intact.
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Abandoned Peoria
Posted by Convicted One on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:46 PM

How many of the big eastern Railroads have given up their routes into Peoria Ill over the years?

Seems like  where once there were many, only a few remain


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