Illinois Railroads

Illinois Common Freight Carriers

  • Alton and Southern Railway (ALS)
  • Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
  • Bloomer Shippers Connecting Railroad (BLOL)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY)
  • Canadian National Railway (CN)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
  • Central Illinois Railroad (CIRY)
  • Chicago–Chemung Railroad (CCUO)
  • Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad (CFE)
  • Chicago Port Railroad (CPC)
  • Chicago Rail Link (CRL)
  • Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad (CSS)
  • Chicago Terminal Railroad (CTM)
  • Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad (COER)
  • Coffeen and Western Railroad (CAEG)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Decatur Junction Railway (DT)
  • Eastern Illinois Railroad (EIRC)
  • Effingham Railroad (EFRR)
  • Evansville Western Railway (EVWR)
  • Illinois Railway (IR)
  • Illinois and Midland Railroad (IMRR)
  • Illinois Western Railroad (ILW)
  • Indiana Rail Road (INRD)
  • Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB)
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
  • Joppa and Eastern Railroad (JE)
  • Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad (KBSR)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Keokuk Junction Railway (KJRY)
  • Manufacturers Railway (MRS)
  • Manufacturers' Junction Railway (MJ)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • Pioneer Industrial Railway (PRY)
  • Riverport Railroad (RVPR)
  • Shawnee Terminal Railway (STR)
  • South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway (SCIH)
  • Tazewell and Peoria Railroad (TZPR)
  • Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA)
  • Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway (TPW)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • Vandalia Railroad (VRRC)
  • Vermilion Valley Railroad (VVRR)
  • Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR)

Illinois Private Freight Carriers

  • Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY)
  • Calumet Transload and Railroad
  • C&C Railroad
  • Chicago Heights Switching operates Bulkmatic Railroad (BTCZ)
  • DOT Rail Service
  • Kaskaskia Regional Port District (KKRX)
  • Mokena Illinois Railroad
  • North American Industrial Railway
  • Peoria, Peoria Heights and Western Railroad
  • Respondek Railroad (RRC)

Illinois Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Fox River Trolley Museum (Aurora, Elgin and Fox River Electric)
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Metra
  • MetroLink
  • Monticello Railway Museum
  • Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad
  • South Shore Line

Illinois Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Addison Railroad   IC 1890 1892 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad
Albany Railroad Bridge Company   CNW 1857 1909 Chicago and North Western Railway
Alton Railroad A GM&O 1931 1947 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Alton and Eastern Railroad   ITC 1925 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
Alton and St. Louis Railroad   GM&O 1859 1899 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Alton and Sangamon Railroad   GM&O 1847 1852 Chicago and Mississippi Railroad
Alton and Southern Railroad   MP/ SSW 1910 1968 Alton and Southern Railway
Alton and Southern Railway   MP/ SSW 1911 1913 Alton and Southern Railroad
Alton Terminal Railway   ITC 1889 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
American Bottom Lime, Marble and Coal Company     1857 1873 East St. Louis and Carondelet Railway
American Central Railway   CB&Q 1859 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ashdale and Thomson Railway   MILW 1902 1903 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1889 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Chicago   ATSF 1887 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 BNSF Railway
Atlanta and Lawndale Railroad   GM&O 1905 1915 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad   MILW 1865 1872 Chicago and Pacific Railroad
Aurora Branch Railroad   CB&Q 1849 1852 Chicago and Aurora Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1874 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad   B&O 1876 1949 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Connecting Railroad   B&O 1892 1990 CSX Transportation
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad   B&O 1899 1949 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway   B&O 1893 1899 St. Louis, Springfield and Vincennes Railway
Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Chicago Railway   B&O 1873 1876 Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad
Belleville and Carondelet Railroad   IC 1881 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Belleville, Centralia and Eastern Railroad   SOU 1889 1889 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Belleville City Railway   IC 1867 1895 St. Louis, Belleville and Southern Railway
Belleville and Eldorado Railroad   IC 1861 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Belleville and Illinoistown Railroad   NYC 1849 1856 Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Belleville and O'Fallon Railroad   L&N 1869 1871 St. Louis and Southeastern Railway
Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad   IC 1857 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Benton Southern Railroad   IC 1915 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Bloomington and Ohio River Railroad   WAB 1869 1872 Chicago and Paducah Railroad
Bloomington and Pekin Railroad   NYC 1853 1867 Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad
Blue Island Railroad   IC 1891 1987 Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation
Bridgeport and South Chicago Railroad   B&O 1887 1890 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Bureau County Mineral Railway   MILW 1904 1909 Rochelle and Southern Railway
Burlington, Monmouth and Illinois River Railway   MSTL 1875 1881 Peoria and Farmington Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 BNSF Railway
Cairo and St. Louis Railroad   GM&O 1865 1881 St. Louis and Cairo Railroad
Cairo Terminal Railroad CTML   1982 1996 Shawnee Terminal Railway
Cairo and Thebes Railroad   MP 1905 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Cairo and Vincennes Railroad   NYC 1867 1880 Cairo and Vincennes Railway
Cairo and Vincennes Railway   NYC 1880 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago Railway   NYC 1889 1913 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Calumet and Blue Island Railway   EJ&E 1889 1897 Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Calumet, Hammond and Southeastern Railroad     1906 1919 Chicago Short Line Railway
Calumet River Railway   PRR 1883 1901 South Chicago and Southern Railroad
Calumet and Southeastern Railroad     1902 1909 Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad
Calumet Western Railway   NYC/ PRR/ RI 1897    
Camanche, Albany and Mendota Railroad   CB&Q 1856 1859 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway
Carbondale and Shawneetown Railroad   IC 1869 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Carthage and Burlington Railroad   CB&Q 1867 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Casey and Kansas Railroad     1926 1937 N/A
Central Illinois Railway     1905 1906 Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway
Central Illinois and Wisconsin Railway   MILW 1880 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Central Iowa Railway   MSTL 1882 1886 Iowa Central Railway
Central Military Tract Railroad   CB&Q 1851 1856 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Central Terminal Railway   CP 1911 1987 Soo Line Railroad
Central Wisconsin Railroad CWRC   1982 1985 Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad
Centralia and Altamont Railroad   MP 1889 1894 Centralia and Chester Railroad
Centralia and Chester Railroad   MP 1883 1900 Illinois Southern Railway
Centralia and Sandoval Railroad   CB&Q 1909 1917 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Champaign, Havana and Western Railway   IC 1879 1880 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Champaign and Southeastern Railway   WAB 1880 1903 Wabash Railroad
Charleston, Neoga and St. Louis Railroad   NKP 1880 1881 Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway C&O, CO C&O 1921 1987 CSX Transportation
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway of Indiana   C&O 1910 1934 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Chester and Iron Mountain Railroad   MP   1873 Iron Mountain, Chester and Eastern Railroad
Chester and Kaskaskia Railroad   MP 1877 1878 Wabash, Chester and Western Railroad
Chester and Mount Vernon Railroad   MP 1927 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Chester and Tamaroa Coal and Railroad Company   MP 1869 1873 Iron Mountain, Chester and Eastern Railroad
Chicago and Alton Railroad C&A GM&O 1861 1931 Alton Railroad
Chicago and Alton Railway   GM&O 1900 1906 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Chicago, Alton and St. Louis Railroad   GM&O 1855 1856 St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad
Chicago and Atlantic Railway   ERIE 1873 1890 Chicago and Erie Railroad
Chicago and Atlantic Extension Railway   ERIE 1873 1873 Chicago and Atlantic Railway
Chicago and Aurora Railroad   CB&Q 1852 1855 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad   CB&Q 1885 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q, CBQ CB&Q 1855 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway   CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A
Chicago and Calumet River Railroad     1901 1956 N/A
Chicago and Calumet Terminal Railway   B&O 1886 1898 Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad
Chicago and Canada Southern Railway     1871 1888 N/A
Chicago and Carbondale Railroad   IC 1895 1895 Chicago and Texas Railroad
Chicago Central Railway   B&O 1889 1891 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad   C&O 1907 1910 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway of Indiana
Chicago, Danville and St. Louis Railroad   C&EI 1887 1887 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad   C&EI 1865 1877 Chicago and Nashville Railroad
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad C&EI, CEI C&EI 1940 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad   C&EI 1877 1922 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway C&EI C&EI 1922 1940 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago and Erie Railroad   ERIE 1890 1941 Erie Railroad
Chicago and Evanston Railroad   MILW 1861 1885 Chicago, Evanston and Lake Superior Railway
Chicago, Evanston and Lake Superior Railway   MILW 1885 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway   CN 1880 1900 Chicago Lake County Railway
Chicago and Great Eastern Railway   PRR 1863 1868 Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railway
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago and Great Western Railroad   B&O 1873 1890 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1941 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway   CGW 1892 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Hammond and Western Railroad   NYC 1896 1898 Chicago Junction Railway
Chicago, Harlem and Batavia Railway   B&O 1885 1890 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Havana and Western Railroad   IC 1886 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago Heights and Northern Railway   EJ&E   1897 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer Railroad CHTT C&EI 1898    
Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway C&IM, CIM   1906 1996 Illinois and Midland Railroad
Chicago and Illinois River Railroad   GM&O 1867 1879 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Chicago and Illinois Southern Railroad   IC 1877    
Chicago and Illinois Southern Railroad   IC 1871 1872 Chicago and Illinois Southern Railway
Chicago and Illinois Southern Railway   IC 1872 1876 Decatur, Sullivan and Mattoon Railroad, Grayville and Mattoon Railroad
Chicago and Illinois Western Railroad C&IW, CIW IC 1903   Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago and Indiana Railroad CINR   1979 1979 N/A
Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad   NYC 1906 1914 New York Central Railroad
Chicago and Indiana State Line Railway   NYC 1880 1898 Chicago Junction Railway
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway CI&L, CIL MON 1897 1956 Monon Railroad
Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis Short Line Railway   NYC 1903 1913 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Chicago and Iowa Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago Junction Railway   NYC 1898 1958 Chicago River and Indiana Railroad
Chicago and Kenosha Railway   EJ&E 1889 1913 Illinois Steel Company
Chicago Lake County Railway   CN 1900 1900 Grand Trunk Western Railway
Chicago and Lake Huron Railroad   CN 1873 1879 North Western Grand Trunk Railway
Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway   EJ&E 1897 1938 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Chicago and Lake Superior Railroad   MILW 1883 1885 Chicago, Evanston and Lake Superior Railway
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad     1980 1982 Central Wisconsin Railroad
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad   IC 1886 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago, Millington and Western Railway     1872   N/A
Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad   CNW 1853 1863 Chicago and Milwaukee Railway
Chicago and Milwaukee Railway   CNW 1863 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railway CM&G MILW 1908 1930 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway   CNW 1881 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway   MILW 1872 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1985 The Milwaukee Road, Inc.
Chicago and Mississippi Railroad   GM&O 1852 1855 Chicago, Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway CMNW   1987 1990 Gateway Western Railway, SPCSL Corporation
Chicago and Nashville Railroad   C&EI 1877 1877 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1859 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago and North Wisconsin Railway   CB&Q 1883 1887 Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad
Chicago Northern Railway   CNW 1902 1903 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad   B&O 1889 1896 Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad
Chicago and Ohio River Railroad   B&O 1873 1893 Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway
Chicago and Pacific Railroad   MILW 1872 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago and Paducah Railroad   WAB 1872 1880 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Paducah and Memphis Railroad   C&EI 1893 1897 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago, Palatine and Wauconda Railroad     1921 1924 N/A
Chicago, Pekin and Southwestern Railroad   ATSF 1869 1881 Chicago, St. Louis and Western Railroad
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad     1909 1924 Alton and Eastern Railroad, Chicago, Springfield and St. Louis Railway, Jacksonville and Havana Railroad, Springfield, Havana and Peoria Railroad
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway     1888 1896 Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad of Illinois
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad of Illinois     1896 1900 Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway of Illinois
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway of Illinois     1900 1912 Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad
Chicago, Peoria and Western Railway     1898    
Chicago and Plainfield Railroad   ATSF 1859 1869 Chicago, Plainfield and Pekin Railroad
Chicago, Plainfield and Pekin Railroad   ATSF 1869 1869 Chicago, Pekin and Southwestern Railroad
Chicago Produce Terminal Company CPTC   1929 1977 N/A
Chicago River and Indiana Railroad CRI NYC 1904 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Chicago and Rock Island Railroad   RI 1851 1866 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1948 1980 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Iowa Railroad, La Salle and Bureau County Railroad, Norfolk and Western Railway, Peoria and Pekin Union Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad   RI 1866 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1880 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago and Rock River Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Rockford and Northern Railroad   CB&Q 1874 1892 Chicago and Iowa Railroad
Chicago and St. Louis Railway   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway
Chicago, St. Charles and Mississippi Air Line Railroad   CNW 1853 1855 Galena and Chicago Union Railroad
Chicago, St. Louis and Ohio River Railroad   IC 1900 1901 St. Louis and Ohio River Railroad
Chicago, St. Louis and Paducah Railway   IC 1887 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburgh Railroad   PRR 1883 1890 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Chicago, St. Louis and Western Railroad   ATSF 1882 1885 Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad   CNW 1855 1859 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway   ATSF 1886 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago Short Line Railway CSL   1900 2002 South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway
Chicago South Branch Dock Company   B&O 1859 1888 Bridgeport and South Chicago Railroad
Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad CSS   1925 1990 Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad
Chicago and Southern Railroad   CN 1874 1878 Chicago and State Line Railway
Chicago and Southeastern Railway   EJ&E 1889 1913 Illinois Steel Company
Chicago Southern Railway   MILW 1904 1910 Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern Railway of Illinois
Chicago and Southwestern Railroad   B&O 1890 1891 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Chicago and Springfield Railroad   IC 1877 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago, Springfield and St. Louis Railroad   IC 1883 1886 Litchfield and St. Louis Railway
Chicago, Springfield and St. Louis Railway     1925 1942 Springfield and Southwestern Railroad
Chicago and State Line Railroad   NKP 1887 1923 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Chicago and State Line Railway   CNW 1905 1905 Milwaukee and State Line Railway
Chicago and State Line Railway   CN 1878 1879 North Western Grand Trunk Railway
Chicago and Strawn Railway   WAB 1879 1880 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Chicago Suburban Railway   MILW 1882 1898 Chicago, Evanston and Lake Superior Railway
Chicago and Superior Railroad   MILW 1873 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad   B&O 1897 1910 Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad
Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern Railway CTSE MILW 1910 1948 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern Railway of Illinois   MILW 1910 1910 Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern Railway
Chicago and Texas Railroad   IC 1893 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago and Tomah Railroad   CNW 1880 1880 Milwaukee and Madison Railway
Chicago Union Station Company CUST CB&Q/ MILW/ PRR 1915    
Chicago Union Transfer Railway   C&EI/ CN/ ERIE/ MON/ WAB 1888 1912 Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad
Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad CWP   1909 1996 Chicago Rail Link
Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railway     1900 1909 Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad
Chicago and West Ridge Railroad       1893  
Chicago and Western Dummy Railway   B&O 1879 1885 Chicago, Harlem and Batavia Railway
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad C&WI, CWI C&EI/ CN/ ERIE/ MON/ WAB 1879    
Chicago and Western Indiana Belt Railway   C&EI/ CN/ ERIE/ MON/ WAB 1881 1882 Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad
Chicago and Wisconsin Railroad   CP 1884 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Chicago, Zeigler and Gulf Railway     1902    
Christopher and Herrin Railroad   IC 1903 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway   B&O 1905 1915 N/A
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway   NYC 1880 1889 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railroad CIWN B&O 1915 1990 CSX Transportation
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railway   B&O 1902 1915 Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railroad, Sidell and Olney Railroad
Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad   NYC 1871 1938 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Cincinnati, Louisville and Vincennes Railway   B&O 1899 1899 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway   NYC 1889 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Clinton, Bloomington and North Eastern Railway   IC 1878 1880 Kankakee and South Western Railroad
Coal Belt Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Collinsville and Troy Railroad   ITC 1899 1902 St. Louis, Troy and Eastern Railroad
Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railway   PRR 1868 1883 Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburgh Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR   1976 1999 CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway
Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties Railway   MILW 1899 1901 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Danville and Grape Creek Railroad   C&EI 1880 1881 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Danville and Indiana Harbor Railroad   NYC 1905 1906 Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad
Danville, Olney and Ohio River Railroad   B&O, IC 1869 1886 Chicago and Ohio River Railroad
Danville and Pekin Railway   NYC 1878 1879 Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway
Danville and Rosedale Railway   C&EI 1870 1872 Evansville, Terre Haute and Chicago Railway
Danville and Southwestern Railroad   NYC 1879 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Danville, Tuscola and Western Railroad   C&EI 1887 1887 Chicago, Danville and St. Louis Railroad
Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad   NYC 1867 1869 Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway
Davenport and Rock Island Railway Bridge Company   CB&Q/ MILW 1884 1895 Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Company
Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Company   CB&Q/ MILW 1895 1898 Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway DRI CB&Q/ MILW 1898 1995 Burlington Northern Railroad, Soo Line Railroad
Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Railway   CB&Q/ MILW 1900 1901 Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Decatur and East St. Louis Railroad   WAB 1867 1870 Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway
Decatur and Eastern Railway   B&O 1894 1895 Indiana, Decatur and Western Railway
Decatur and Indianapolis Railroad   B&O 1853 1855 Indiana and Illinois Central Railway
Decatur, Mattoon and Southern Railroad   IC 1878 1879 Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway
Decatur, Sullivan and Mattoon Railroad   IC 1876 1877 Decatur, Mattoon and Southern Railroad
Decatur, Sullivan and Mattoon Railroad   IC 1869 1872 Chicago and Illinois Southern Railway
De Kalb and Great Western Railway   CGW 1895 1911 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Denverside Connecting Railway   MP/ SSW 1910 1913 Alton and Southern Railroad
De Pue, Ladd and Eastern Railroad   CNW 1888 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Depue and Northern Railroad     1904    
Des Plaines Valley Railway   CNW 1909 1913 Chicago and North Western Railway
Dixon, Peoria and Hannibal Railroad   CB&Q 1867 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Dixon and Quincy Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Dixon, Rock Falls and Southwestern Electric Railway     1903 1913 Hooppole, Yorktown and Tampico Railroad
Dixon, Rockford and Kenosha Railway   CNW 1864 1864 Chicago and North Western Railway
Dixon, Rockford and State Line Railroad   CNW 1864 1864 Dixon, Rockford and Kenosha Railway
Dunleith and Dubuque Bridge Company   IC 1857 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
East St. Louis Belt Railroad     1898   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
East St. Louis and Carondelet Railway     1873   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
East St. Louis Connecting Railway     1878   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
East St. Louis Junction Railroad ESLJ CNW 1918    
East St. Louis, Madison and Granite City Railroad   SOU 1900 1904 Southern Railway
East and West Illinois Railway   MP 1902 1902 St. Louis Valley Railway
Eastern Illinois and Missouri Railroad   C&EI 1899 1899 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Eastern Illinois and St. Louis Railroad   C&EI 1903 1905 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Eldorado, Marion and Southwestern Railroad   MP 1906 1913 Marion and Eastern Railroad
Electric City and Illinois Railway     1889 1891 Madison, Illinois and St. Louis Railway
Elgin and State Line Railroad   CNW 1859 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Englewood Connecting Railway   PRR 1885 1954 Penndel Company
Erie Railroad ERIE ERIE 1941 1960 Erie–Lackawanna Railroad
Erie–Lackawanna Railroad EL   1960 1968 Erie Lackawanna Railway
Erie Lackawanna Railway EL   1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Erie Western Railway ERES   1977 1979 Chicago and Indiana Railroad
Evansville, Mount Carmel and Northern Railway   NYC 1906 1938 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Evansville and Southern Illinois Railway   L&N 1869 1871 St. Louis and Southeastern Railroad
Evansville, Terre Haute and Chicago Railway   C&EI 1872 1899 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Fairbury, Pontiac and Northwestern Railway   WAB 1867 1872 Chicago and Paducah Railroad
Fenton and Thomson Railroad   CB&Q 1903 1906 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Fond du Lac, Amboy and Peoria Railway   MILW 1874 1883 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad   PRR 1853 1856 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad
Fox River Valley Railroad   CNW 1852 1858 Elgin and State Line Railroad
Franklin and Waverly Railway   CB&Q 1908 1917 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Fredonia and Reeds Railroad   IC 1914 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Freeport, Dodgeville and Northern Railroad   IC 1887 1888 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad
Fulton County Extension Railway   CB&Q 1881 1908 Fulton County Narrow Gauge Railway
Fulton County Narrow Gauge Railway   CB&Q 1878 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Galena and Chicago Union Railroad   CNW 1836 1864 Chicago and North Western Railway
Galena and Illinois River Railroad   PRR 1857 1863 Chicago and Great Eastern Railway
Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad   CNW 1853 1879 Galena and Wisconsin Railroad
Galena and Wisconsin Railroad   CNW 1879 1880 Chicago and Tomah Railroad
Galesburg, Etherly and Eastern Railroad     1894 1898 Galesburg and Great Eastern Railroad
Galesburg and Great Eastern Railroad     1898 1960 N/A
Galesburg and Rio Railroad   CB&Q 1886 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Galesburg, Rockford and Northern Railroad     1917 1922 Hooppole, Yorktown and Tampico Railroad
Gardner, Coal City and Northern Railway   EJ&E   1891 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Gateway Western Railway GWWR   1990 2001 Kansas City Southern Railway
Gilman, Clinton and Springfield Railroad   IC 1867 1877 Chicago and Springfield Railroad
Grand Tower and Cape Girardeau Railroad   IC 1889 1893 Chicago and Texas Railroad
Grand Tower and Carbondale Railroad   IC 1882 1893 Chicago and Texas Railroad
Grand Tower Mining, Manufacturing and Transportation Company   IC 1869 1882 Grand Tower and Carbondale Railroad
Grand Trunk Junction Railway   CN 1880 1901 Grand Trunk Western Railway
Grand Trunk Western Railway   CN 1900 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Granite City and East St. Louis Terminal Railroad     1906    
Granite City and Madison Belt Line Railroad     1892   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Grayville and Mattoon Railroad   IC 1876 1880 Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway
Grayville and Mattoon Railroad   IC 1857 1871 Chicago and Illinois Southern Railroad
Great Western Railroad   WAB 1853 1865 Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway
Groves and Sand Ridge Railroad   IC 1902 1904 Illinois Central Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O, GMO GM&O 1940 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Hamilton, Lacon and Eastern Railroad   GM&O 1867 1870 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Hammond Belt Railway   C&O 1906   N/A
Hammond and Blue Island Railroad   NYC 1893 1896 Chicago, Hammond and Western Railroad
Hancock County Bridge Company     1865 1868 Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company
Hannibal Bridge Company   WAB 1869 1937 Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company
Hannibal and Naples Railroad   WAB 1863 1877 Wabash Railway
Hanover Railway     1906 1934 N/A
Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad   IC 1873 1887 LeRoy and Eastern Railroad
Herrin Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Herrin and Johnson City Railway   MP 1905 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Herrin Northern Railroad   IC 1915 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Herrin and Southern Railroad   CB&Q 1909 1914 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Hooppole, Yorktown and Tampico Railroad     1922 1953 N/A
Hooppole, Yorktown and Tampico Railroad     1913 1917 Galesburg, Rockford and Northern Railroad
I&M Rail Link IMRL   1997 2002 Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1851 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG   1972 1988 Illinois Central Railroad
Illinois and Eastern Railroad   IC 1899 1899 Illinois and Indiana Railroad
Illinois Farmers' Railroad   CB&Q 1867 1872 Jacksonville, North Western and South Eastern Railway
Illinois Grand Trunk Railway   CB&Q 1859 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Illinois and Indiana Railroad   IC 1899 1906 Indianapolis Southern Railroad
Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota Railway   MILW 1902 1908 Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railway
Illinois Midland Railway     1913   N/A
Illinois Midland Railway   PRR 1874 1886 Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad
Illinois and Mississippi Valley Terminal Railroad   ITC 1899 1899 Illinois Terminal Railroad
Illinois–Missouri Terminal Railway ITC ITC 1954 1956 Illinois Terminal Railroad
Illinois Northern Railway IN ATSF 1901 1975 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Illinois Parallel Railroad   CNW 1851 1853 Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad
Illinois RailNet IR   1997 2005 Illinois Railway
Illinois River Railroad     1853 1864 Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad
Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company     1867 1878 St. Louis Bridge Company
Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company   SOU 1865 1889 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Illinois South Eastern Railway   B&O 1867 1870 Springfield and Illinois South Eastern Railway
Illinois Southern Railway   MP 1900 1920 Missouri–Illinois Railroad
Illinois and Southern Iowa Railroad   WAB 1857 1865 Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway
Illinois Terminal Company   ITC 1922 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
Illinois Terminal Railroad ITC ITC 1956 1981 Norfolk and Western Railway
Illinois Terminal Railroad ITC ITC 1937 1956 Illinois–Missouri Terminal Railway
Illinois Terminal Railroad   ITC 1895 1922 Illinois Terminal Company
Illinois Transfer Railroad     1899   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Illinois Valley Belt Railroad     1902    
Illinois Valley and Northern Railroad   CB&Q 1887 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad   CNW 1851 1855 Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad
Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway   NYC 1879 1887 Pekin and Danville Railway
Indiana, Decatur and Western Railway   B&O 1895 1902 Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railway
Indiana Harbor Railroad   NYC 1907 1907 Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation IHRC   1986 1997 N/A
Indiana and Illinois Central Railway   B&O 1855 1875 Springfield, Decatur and Indianapolis Railway
Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Railroad   NYC 1881 1906 Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad
Indiana and Illinois Southern Railroad   IC 1882 1890 St. Louis, Indianapolis and Eastern Railroad
Indiana and Western Railway   NYC 1887 1887 Ohio, Indiana and Western Railway
Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway   IC, NYC 1869 1879 Champaign, Havana and Western Railway, Danville and Pekin Railway
Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Railroad   NYC 1868 1869 Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway
Indianapolis, Decatur and Springfield Railway   B&O 1875 1887 Indianapolis, Quincy and Missouri River Railway
Indianapolis, Decatur and Western Railway   B&O 1888 1894 Decatur and Eastern Railway
Indianapolis, Quincy and Missouri River Railway   B&O 1887 1888 Indianapolis, Decatur and Western Railway
Indianapolis and St. Louis Railroad   NYC 1869 1882 Indianapolis and St. Louis Railway
Indianapolis and St. Louis Railway   NYC 1882 1889 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Indianapolis Southern Railroad   IC 1906 1911 Illinois Central Railroad
Iowa Railroad IRRC   1981 1984 Iowa Interstate Railroad
Iowa Central Railway   MSTL 1888 1912 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad ICE   2002 2008 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iron Mountain, Chester and Eastern Railroad   MP 1873 1878 Wabash, Chester and Western Railroad
Jacksonville, Alton and St. Louis Railroad   GM&O 1857 1862 St. Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago Railroad
Jacksonville and Carrollton Railroad   GM&O 1851 1857 Jacksonville, Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Jacksonville and Concord Railway   CB&Q 1903 1904 Jacksonville and St. Louis Railway
Jacksonville and Havana Railroad     1925 1938 N/A
Jacksonville, Louisville and St. Louis Railway   CB&Q 1890 1896 Jacksonville and St. Louis Railway
Jacksonville, North Western and South Eastern Railway   CB&Q 1867 1879 Jacksonville Southeastern Railway
Jacksonville and St. Louis Railway   CB&Q 1896 1905 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Jacksonville and Savanna Railroad   CB&Q 1855 1861 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Jacksonville Southeastern Railway   CB&Q 1879 1890 Jacksonville, Louisville and St. Louis Railway
Joliet and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1855 1950 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Johnston City Connecting Railway   MP 1911 1913 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Johnston City Southern Railroad   IC 1914    
Joliet, Aurora and Northern Railway   EJ&E 1884 1888 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Joliet and Blue Island Railway   EJ&E 1889 1938 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Joliet Junction Railroad     1994 1999  
Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad   NYC 1854 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Joliet, Rockford and Northern Railroad   CB&Q 1881 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Joliet and Terre Haute Railroad   CB&Q 1852 1859 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway
Joliet Union Depot Company   ATSF/ GM&O/ RI 1911    
Junction Railway   CNW 1889 1891 Chicago and North Western Railway
Kankakee and Illinois River Railroad   NYC 1869 1870 Plymouth, Kankakee and Pacific Railroad
Kankakee and Indiana Railroad   NYC 1869 1873 Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad
Kankakee and Seneca Railroad   NYC/ RI 1881 1933 N/A
Kankakee and South Western Railroad   IC 1880 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Kankakee and South-Western Coal Branch Railroad   IC 1882 1883 Kankakee and South Western Railroad
Kankakee and Southwestern Railroad   IC 1878 1880 Kankakee and South Western Railroad
Kankakee and Western Railroad   IC 1879 1880 Kankakee and South Western Railroad
Kansas and Sidell Railroad     1919 1938 N/A
Keithsburg Bridge Company   MSTL 1885 1901 Iowa Central Railway
Keithsburg and Eastern Railroad   MSTL 1873 1880 Peoria and Farmington Railway
Kenosha and Rockford Railroad   CNW 1856 1857 Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad
Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad   CNW 1864 1864 Dixon, Rockford and Kenosha Railway
Kenosha and State Line Railroad   CNW 1857 1864 Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad
Kensington and Eastern Railroad   IC 1904 1996 Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad
Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company     1868    
LaFayette, Bloomington and Mississippi Railroad   NKP 1876 1879 LaFayette, Bloomington and Muncie Railway
LaFayette, Bloomington and Mississippi Railway   NKP 1867 1876 LaFayette, Bloomington and Mississippi Railroad
LaFayette, Bloomington and Muncie Railway   NKP 1879 1879 Lake Erie and Western Railway
LaFayette, Muncie and Bloomington Railroad   NKP 1876 1879 Muncie and State Line Railroad
La Salle and Bureau County Railroad LSBC   1890 1985 Chicago Rail Link
La Salle and Chicago Railroad   B&O 1867 1873 Chicago and Great Western Railroad
Lake Erie and Mississippi Railway   NKP 1884 1885 Lake Erie and Western Railway
Lake Erie and Western Railroad   NKP 1887 1923 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Lake Erie and Western Railway   NKP 1879 1886 Lake Erie and Western Railroad
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway   NYC 1869 1914 New York Central Railroad
Lee County Railway   CNW 1906 1910 Chicago and North Western Railway
LeRoy and Eastern Railroad   IC 1886 1887 Rantoul Railroad
Le Roy Narrow Gauge Railroad   IC 1876 1878 Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad
Libertyville Railway   MILW 1878 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Litchfield, Carrollton and Western Railroad   GM&O 1882 1892 Litchfield, Carrollton and Western Railway
Litchfield, Carrollton and Western Railway   GM&O 1889 1899 Quincy, Carrollton and St. Louis Railway
Litchfield and Madison Railway LM CNW 1900 1958 Chicago and North Western Railway
Litchfield and St. Louis Railway   IC 1886 1887 St. Louis and Chicago Railway
Logansport, Peoria and Burlington Railroad   TP&W 1861 1864 Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway
Louisiana and Pike County Railroad   WAB 1867 1984 N/A
Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad   SOU 1886 1889 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railway   SOU 1882 1886 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad
Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad   SOU 1889 1900 Southern Railway of Illinois
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1880 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railway   MON 1884 1897 Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway
Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway   SOU 1878 1882 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railway
Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Air Line Railway   SOU 1872 1877 St. Louis and Mount Carmel Railway
Louisville and St. Louis Railway   SOU 1886 1897 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Lowell and Southern Railroad   CB&Q 1925   N/A
Lyons and Chicago Railroad   B&O 1897    
Macomb, Industry and Littleton Railway     1913 1930 N/A
Macomb, Vermont and Bath Railroad   CB&Q 1853 1854 Peoria and Hannibal Railroad
Macomb and Western Illinois Railway     1901 1911 Macomb, Industry and Littleton Railway
Macoupin County Railway   CNW 1903 1912 St. Louis, Peoria and North Western Railway
Macoupin County Extension Railway   CNW 1913 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Madison County Railroad   WAB 1865 1871 Wabash Railway
Madison, Illinois and St. Louis Railway     1891 1953 St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway
Marion and Eastern Railroad   MP 1913 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Marion and Harrisburg Railway   MP 1905 1913 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Marion and Johnston City Railway   MP 1905 1913 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Marquette, Spring Valley and Northwestern Railroad     1901 1907 Illinois Valley Railway (electric)
Mattoon and Evansville Railroad   IC 1900 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Mercer County Bridge Company   MSTL 1881 1885 Keithsburg Bridge Company
Michigan Air Line Railroad     1869 1871 Chicago and Canada Southern Railway
Michigan Central Railroad MC NYC 1852 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
The Milwaukee Road, Inc. MILW MILW 1985 1986 Soo Line Railroad
Milwaukee and Madison Railway   CNW 1880 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway
Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad   NYC 1855 1869 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway
Milwaukee and State Line Railway   CNW 1905 1909 Chicago and North Western Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad   MSTL 1912 1943 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway MSTL MSTL 1939 1960 Chicago and North Western Railway
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad SOO CP 1944 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway SOO CP 1909 1944 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad   CGW 1886 1894 Chicago Great Western Railway
Mississippi Railroad   MILW 1865 1865 Northern Illinois Railroad
Mississippi River Bridge Company   GM&O 1873 1895 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Mississippi River Railroad and Toll Bridge Company   ATSF 1886 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Mississippi and Rock River Junction Railroad   CNW 1851 1855 Galena and Chicago Union Railroad
Mississippi and Wabash Railroad   TP&W 1853 1865 Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway
Missouri–Illinois Railroad MI MP 1921 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad Company   CB&Q 1904 1966 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1918 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railroad in Illinois   MP 1917 1918 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway     1881 1890 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Mobile and Ohio Railroad   GM&O 1886 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Moline and Peoria Railway   CB&Q/ MILW 1900 1901 Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Moline and Southeastern Narrow Gauge Railway     1878 1885 N/A
Momence and State Line Railroad   C&EI 1887 1888 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Monon Railroad MON MON 1956 1971 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Morris Terminal Railway   RI 1905 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Mound City Railroad   IC 1855 1885 Mound City Railway
Mound City Railway   IC 1882 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Mounds and Olive Branch Railroad   IC 1902 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
Mount Carbon Coal Railroad   IC 1861 1869 Grand Tower Mining, Manufacturing and Transportation Company
Mount Carmel and Alton Railroad   WAB 1836 1865 Madison County Railroad
Mount Olive Coal Railroad   IC 1888 1888 St. Louis and Chicago Railroad
Mount Vernon Railroad   L&N 1855 1869 St. Louis and Southeastern Railway
Muncie and State Line Railroad   NKP 1879 1879 LaFayette, Bloomington and Muncie Railway
Murphysboro and Shawneetown Railroad   IC 1867 1869 Carbondale and Shawneetown Railroad
Nauvoo and Warsaw Railroad   MILW 1847 1849 Warsaw and Rockford Railroad
New Castle and Danville Railroad   NYC 1854 1869 Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Railroad
New York Central Railroad NYC NYC 1914 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York and Chicago Railway   NKP 1881 1881 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad NKP NKP 1887 1964 Norfolk and Western Railway
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway   NKP 1881 1887 Chicago and State Line Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railway N&W, NW   1964 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
North and South Railroad of Illinois   IC 1890 1896 St. Louis, Peoria and Northern Railway
North Western Grand Trunk Railway   CN 1879 1880 Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway
Northern Cross Railroad   CB&Q 1849 1857 Quincy and Chicago Railroad
Northern Cross Railroad and Transportation Company   WAB 1843 1847 Sangamon and Morgan Railroad
Northern Illinois Railroad   MILW 1859 1866 Western Union Railroad
Northern Illinois Railway   CNW 1884 1888 Chicago and North Western Railway
Northern Indiana Railroad   NYC 1855 1855 Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad
Northern Indiana and Chicago Railroad   NYC 1850 1855 Northern Indiana Railroad
Northern Pacific Railroad   NP 1890 1893 N/A
Northern and Southern Illinois Railroad   CB&Q 1904 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ogle and Carroll County Railroad   CB&Q 1857 1871 Chicago and Iowa Railroad
Oglesby and Granville Railway   MILW 1905 1913 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Ohio, Indiana and Western Railway   NYC 1887 1890 Peoria and Eastern Railway
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad   B&O 1851 1862 Ohio and Mississippi Railway
Ohio and Mississippi Railway   B&O 1861 1893 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway
Orion and Minersville Railroad   CB&Q 1872 1875 St. Louis, Rock Island and Chicago Railroad
Ottawa, Oswego and Fox River Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1852 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Paducah and Illinois Railroad PI CB&Q/ IC/ L&N 1910    
Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad     1918 1921 Chicago, Palatine and Wauconda Railroad
Pana, Springfield and North Western Railroad   B&O 1865 1870 Springfield and Illinois South Eastern Railway
Paris and Danville Railroad   NYC 1869 1881 Danville and Southwestern Railroad
Paris and Decatur Railroad   PRR 1861 1874 Peoria, Atlanta and Decatur Railroad
Paris and Terre Haute Railroad   PRR 1873 1874 Peoria, Atlanta and Decatur Railroad
Pawnee Railroad     1888 1905 Central Illinois Railway
Peabody Short Line Railroad   IC 1958 1961 Illinois Central Railroad
Pekin and Danville Railway   NYC 1887 1887 Indiana and Western Railway
Pekin, Lincoln and Decatur Railroad   IC 1861 1876 Pekin, Lincoln and Decatur Railway
Pekin, Lincoln and Decatur Railway   IC 1876 1879 Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway
Peninsular Railway   CN 1869 1873 Chicago and Lake Huron Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC   1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penndel Company   PRR 1954 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Company   PRR 1871 1918 Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1918 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Peoria, Atlanta and Decatur Railroad   PRR 1869 1874 Illinois Midland Railway
Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad   RI 1853 1980 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Peoria and Burlington Railroad   CB&Q 1863 1864 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway   B&O, IC 1879 1900 Illinois Central Railroad, Indiana, Decatur and Western Railway, Mattoon and Evansville Railroad, Peoria, Decatur and Mattoon Railroad
Peoria, Decatur and Mattoon Railroad   IC 1900 1905 Illinois Central Railroad
Peoria and Eastern Railway PAE, PE NYC 1890 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Peoria and Farmington Railway   MSTL 1869 1882 Central Iowa Railway
Peoria, Hanna City and Western Railway   RI 1918 1951 N/A
Peoria and Hannibal Railroad   CB&Q 1854 1868 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad
Peoria and North-Western Railway   CNW 1900 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Peoria and Oquawka Railroad   TP&W 1849 1861 Logansport, Peoria and Burlington Railroad
Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad     1863 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway   RI 1899 1907 Peoria Railway Terminal Company
Peoria and Pekin Traction Company   RI 1897 1899 Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway
Peoria Railway Terminal Company   RI 1906 1926 Peoria Terminal Company
Peoria and Rock Island Railway   RI 1867 1877 Rock Island and Peoria Railway
Peoria and Springfield Railroad   CNW/ IC/ NKP/ NYC/ PRR 1859 1882 Peoria and Pekin Union Railway
Peoria Terminal Company PT, PTC RI 1926 1980  
Peoria Terminal Railway   RI 1885 1903 Rock Island and Peoria Railway
Pere Marquette Railroad   PM 1903 1917 Pere Marquette Railway
Pere Marquette Railway PM PM 1917 1947 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Peru, La Salle and Deer Park Railroad     1905 1934 N/A
Petersburg and Springfield Railroad   GM&O 1853 1854 Sangamon and North West Railroad
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad   PRR 1956 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pike County Bridge Company   WAB 1867 1869 Hannibal Bridge Company
Pike County Railroad   WAB 1857 1865 Hannibal and Naples Railroad
Pittsburgh Railroad and Coal Company   SOU 1859 1865 Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Company
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad   PRR 1917 1956 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway   PRR 1890 1917 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad   PRR 1856 1861 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway   PRR 1861 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Plymouth, Kankakee and Pacific Railroad   NYC 1870 1881 Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Railroad
Polk and Forty-ninth Streets Junction Railway   CN 1889 1889 Grand Trunk Junction Railway
Prairie Central Railway PACY   1981   N/A
Prairie Trunk Railway PARY   1977 1984 N/A
Preemption Eastern Railroad   RI 1893 1903 Rock Island and Peoria Railway
Pullman Railroad PLM RI 1906 1980 Norfolk and Western Railway
Quincy, Alton and St. Louis Railway   CB&Q 1867 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy, Carrollton and St. Louis Railway   GM&O 1899 1904 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Quincy and Chicago Railroad   CB&Q 1857 1864 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy, Missouri and Pacific Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1886 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railway
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad   CB&Q 1897 1939 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railway   CB&Q 1887 1897 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Quincy Railroad Bridge Company   CB&Q 1867 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy and Toledo Railroad   WAB 1857 1865 Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway
Quincy and Warsaw Railroad   CB&Q 1865 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Racine and Mississippi Railroad   MILW 1855 1868 Western Union Railroad
Railroad Bridge Company   CB&Q 1853 1867 Quincy Railroad Bridge Company
Randolph County Railroad   MP 1894 1895 Centralia and Chester Railroad
Rantoul Railroad   IC 1887 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
Riverside and Harlem Railroad   IC 1901 1902 Illinois Central Railroad
Rochelle and Southern Railway   MILW 1902 1913 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Rock Island and Alton Railroad   CB&Q 1855 1859 St. Louis, Alton and Rock Island Railroad
Rock Island and Eastern Illinois Railway   CB&Q/ MILW 1896 1900 Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Railway
Rock Island and La Salle Railroad   RI 1847 1851 Chicago and Rock Island Railroad
Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad   RI 1876 1903 Rock Island and Peoria Railway
Rock Island and Peoria Railroad   RI 1855 1869 Peoria and Rock Island Railway
Rock Island and Peoria Railway   RI 1877 1908 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Rockdale, Joliet and Lockport Terminal Railway   EJ&E   1905 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Rockford Railroad   IC 1906 1906 Illinois Central Railroad
Rockford Belt Railway   MILW 1905 1908 Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railway
Rockford Central Railroad   MILW 1869 1873 Chicago and Superior Railroad
Rockford Central Railroad   CNW 1855 1856 Kenosha and Rockford Railroad
Rockford and Mississippi Railroad   CNW 1857 1857 Kenosha and State Line Railroad
Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad   CB&Q 1876 1899 St. Louis, Rock Island and Chicago Railroad
Rockton and Freeport Railroad   MILW 1853 1855 Racine and Mississippi Railroad
Rossville and Eastern Railroad   C&EI 1902 1903 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Rossville and Indiana Railroad   C&EI 1872 1872 Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad
Rutland, Toluca and Northern Railroad   GM&O 1909 1938 N/A
St. Charles Railroad   CNW 1859 1881 Elgin and State Line Railroad
St. Charles Branch Railroad   CNW 1849 1853 Chicago, St. Charles and Mississippi Air Line Railroad
St. Clair Railroad   SOU 1841 1853 St. Clair Railroad and Coal Company
St. Clair Railroad and Coal Company   SOU 1853 1857 Pittsburgh Railroad and Coal Company
St. Clair Coal Railway   PRR 1904 1908 Vandalia Railroad
St. Clair, Madison and St. Louis Belt Railroad   CB&Q 1890 1904 Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad Company
St. Francisville and Lawrenceville Railroad   NYC 1879 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1857 1862 Chicago and Alton Railroad
St. Louis, Alton and Rock Island Railroad   CB&Q 1859 1868 Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad
St. Louis, Alton and Springfield Railroad     1887 1892 St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul Railroad
St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad   IC, NYC 1862 1904 Illinois Central Railroad
St. Louis and Belleville Electric Railway   IC 1897 1958 Peabody Short Line Railroad
St. Louis, Belleville and Southern Railway   IC 1895 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
St. Louis Bridge Company     1878   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis and Cairo Railroad   GM&O 1881 1913 Mobile and Ohio Railroad
St. Louis Central Railway   IC 1881 1886 St. Louis Southern Railroad
St. Louis and Central Illinois Railroad     1886 1888 St. Louis, Alton and Springfield Railroad
St. Louis and Chicago Railroad   IC 1888 1889 St. Louis and Chicago Railway
St. Louis and Chicago Railway   IC 1885 1889 North and South Railroad of Illinois
St. Louis, Chicago and Peoria Railway   IC 1886 1886 St. Louis and Chicago Railway
St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul Railroad     1892 1897 St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul Railway of Illinois
St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul Railway of Illinois     1897 1900 Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway of Illinois
St. Louis Coal Railroad   IC 1881 1886 St. Louis Southern Railroad
St. Louis and Eastern Railway   IC 1889 1896 St. Louis, Peoria and Northern Railway
St. Louis and Illinois Belt Railway   ITC 1905 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
St. Louis and Illinois Bridge Company     1865 1868 Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company
St. Louis, Indianapolis and Eastern Railroad   IC 1889 1899 Illinois and Eastern Railroad
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway   MP 1901 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad in Illinois
St. Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1862 1899 Chicago and Alton Railroad
St. Louis, Jerseyville and Springfield Railroad     1880 1888 St. Louis, Alton and Springfield Railroad
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Company     1886 1920 St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway SLMB   1887   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis and Mount Carmel Railway   SOU 1878 1878 Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Railway
St. Louis, Mount Carmel and New Albany Railroad   SOU 1869 1872 Louisville, New Albany and St. Louis Air Line Railway
St. Louis and O'Fallon Railway SLOF C&EI 1896 1954 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
St. Louis and Ohio River Railroad   MP/ SSW 1920 1948 Alton and Southern Railroad
St. Louis and Ohio River Railroad   IC 1901 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
St. Louis and Peoria Railroad   IC 1889 1896 St. Louis, Peoria and Northern Railway
St. Louis, Peoria and North Western Railway   CNW 1911 1913 Chicago and North Western Railway
St. Louis, Peoria and Northern Railway   GM&O, IC 1898 1900 Chicago and Alton Railway, Illinois Central Railroad
St. Louis, Rock Island and Chicago Railroad   CB&Q 1876 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Louis and South Eastern Railway   L&N 1872 1879 South East and St. Louis Railway
St. Louis and Southeastern Railroad   L&N 1871 1871 St. Louis and Southeastern Railway
St. Louis and Southeastern Railway   L&N 1871 1872 St. Louis and South Eastern Railway
St. Louis and Southeastern Railway   L&N 1869 1871 St. Louis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis Southern Railroad   IC 1886 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
St. Louis and Southern Illinois Railroad   MP 1901 1902 Illinois Southern Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1905 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Springfield and Vincennes Railway   B&O 1899 1899 Cincinnati, Louisville and Vincennes Railway
St. Louis, Troy and Eastern Railroad   ITC 1899 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
St. Louis Valley Railway   MP 1901 1903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
St. Louis Valley Transfer Railway   MP 1902 1903 St. Louis Valley Railway
St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute Railroad   PRR 1865 1905 Vandalia Railroad
Saline Valley Railway   NYC 1907 1917 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Sangamon and Morgan Railroad   WAB 1845 1853 Great Western Railroad
Sangamon and North West Railroad   GM&O 1854 1859 Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Savanna Branch Railroad   MILW 1851 1856 Racine and Mississippi Railroad
Seaboard System Railroad SBD   1983 1986 CSX Transportation
SF&L Railway SFAL   2001 2002 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Shawneetown and Eldorado Railroad   L&N 1861 1869 St. Louis and Southeastern Railway
Sidell and Olney Railroad     1915 1919 Kansas and Sidell Railroad, Westfield Railroad, Yale Short Line Railroad
South Chicago Railroad   IC 1881 1987 Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation
South Chicago and Southern Railroad   PRR 1881 1954 Penndel Company
South Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad   C&EI/ CN/ ERIE/ MON/ WAB 1880 1882 Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad
South East and St. Louis Railway   L&N 1880 1936 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
South Wilmington and Southern Railroad     1907 1918 Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1900 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Railway of Illinois   SOU 1900 1900 Southern Railway
Southern Illinois and Kentucky Railroad   IC 1925 1954 Illinois Central Railroad
Southern Indiana Railway   MILW 1908 1910 Chicago, Terre Haute and Southeastern Railway
Sparta and Ste. Genevieve Railroad   MP 1889 1894 Centralia and Chester Railroad
SPCSL Corporation SSWN SSW 1989 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Springfield and Decatur Railway   B&O 1901 1901 Indiana, Decatur and Western Railway
Springfield, Decatur and Indianapolis Railway   B&O 1875 1875 Indianapolis, Decatur and Springfield Railway
Springfield, Effingham and South Eastern Railroad   IC 1869 1883 Indiana and Illinois Southern Railroad
Springfield, Havana and Peoria Railroad     1926 1936 Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway
Springfield and Illinois South Eastern Railway   B&O 1870 1874 Ohio and Mississippi Railway
Springfield and Northwestern Railroad     1869 1878 Springfield and Northwestern Railway
Springfield and Northwestern Railway     1878 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Springfield and Pekin Railroad   CNW/ IC/ NKP/ NYC/ PRR 1853 1859 Peoria and Springfield Railroad
Springfield and Southwestern Railroad     1942 1945 N/A
Springfield Terminal Railway SFT   1908 1952 N/A
Strawn and Indiana State Line Railroad   C&EI 1880 1887 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Streator and Clinton Railroad   NYC 1899 1900 Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Railroad
Sycamore and Cortland Railroad   CNW 1859 1888 Chicago and North Western Railway
Tamaroa and Mount Vernon Railway   MP 1891 1892 Wabash, Chester and Western Railroad
Terminal Railroad   NYC 1896 1907 Indiana Harbor Railroad
Terminal Railroad of East St. Louis     1880   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Terre Haute and Alton Railroad   NYC 1851 1856 Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad   NYC 1856 1862 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad   PRR 1892 1905 Vandalia Railroad
Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad   PRR 1887 1957 Penndel Company
Thayer Junction Railway     1909 1918 Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company
Toledo, Charleston and St. Louis Railroad   NKP 1886 1886 Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad
Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad   NKP 1881 1884 Toledo, Charleston and St. Louis Railroad
Toledo and East St. Louis Railroad   NKP 1900 1900 Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad
Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway   TP&W 1864 1880 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad TP&W, TPW TP&W 1927 1983 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad   TP&W 1879 1886 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway TP&W TP&W 1887 1927 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad   NKP 1886 1900 Toledo and East St. Louis Railroad
Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad   NKP 1900 1923 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway   WAB 1865 1876 Wabash Railway
Toluca and Eastern Railroad   GM&O 1897 1902 Toluca, Marquette and Northern Railroad
Toluca, Marquette and Northern Railroad   GM&O 1900 1909 Rutland, Toluca and Northern Railroad
Tonica and Petersburg Railroad   GM&O 1857 1862 St. Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago Railroad
Tuscola, Charleston and Vincennes Railroad   NKP 1867 1881 Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad
Union Railroad   NYC 1852 1881 Michigan Central Railroad
Union Railway and Transit Company     1874 1880 Terminal Railroad of East St. Louis
Union Station Company   CB&Q/ MILW/ PRR 1913 1915 Chicago Union Station Company
Union Stock Yard and Transit Company of Chicago   NYC 1865 1958 Chicago River and Indiana Railroad
Vandalia Railroad   PRR 1905 1917 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Venice and Carondelet Railway   SOU 1880 1889 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Vermilion and State Line Railroad   NKP 1881 1881 Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad
Wabash Railroad WAB WAB 1942 1991 Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad   WAB 1889 1915 Wabash Railway
Wabash Railway   WAB 1915 1942 Wabash Railroad
Wabash Railway   WAB 1876 1879 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Wabash, Chester and Western Railroad   MP 1878 1928 Chester and Mount Vernon Railroad
Wabash Eastern Railway of Illinois   WAB 1889 1889 Wabash Railroad
Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company   WAB 1937 1943 Wabash Railroad
Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway   WAB 1879 1886 Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago Railway, Chicago, Havana and Western Railroad, Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railway, Wabash Eastern Railway of Illinois
Wabash Southern Railway   MP 1905 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Wabash Valley Railroad WVRC   1977 1981 Prairie Central Railway
Wabash Western Railway   WAB 1887 1889 Wabash Railroad
Warsaw, Rock Island and Galena Railroad   MILW 1863 1872 Western Union Railroad
Warsaw and Rockford Railroad   MILW 1849 1863 Warsaw, Rock Island and Galena Railroad
Watertown Railroad   MILW 1874 1876 Western Union Railroad
Waukegan and Mississippi Valley Railway     1893 1919 American Steel and Wire Company
Waukegan, Rockford and Elgin Traction Company     1909 1918 Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad
Waukegan and Southwestern Railway   EJ&E   1891 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Western Air Line Railroad   CB&Q 1853 1859 American Central Railway
Western Union Railroad   MILW 1863 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Westfield Railroad WSD   1919 1926 Casey and Kansas Railroad
Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad WICT   1985 1997 Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
Wisconsin Central Company   CP 1887 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Wisconsin Central Railroad   CP 1954 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Wisconsin Central Railway   CP 1897 1954 Wisconsin Central Railroad
Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad   CP 1885 1888 Wisconsin Central Company
Yale Short Line Railroad      1919 1933 N/A

Illinois Electric Railways and Predecessors

  • Aurora, Elgin and Chicago Railroad
  • Aurora, Elgin and Fox River Electric Company
  • Alton, Jacksonville and Peoria Railway
  • Bloomington, Pontiac and Joliet Electric Railway
  • Cairo and St. Louis Railway
  • Calumet and South Chicago Railway
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Centralia and Central City Traction Company
  • Chicago, Aurora and DeKalb Railroad
  • Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad
  • Chicago City Railway
  • Chicago and Desplaines Valley Electric Railway
  • Chicago General Railway
  • Chicago, Harvard and Geneva Lake Railway (CH&G)
  • Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway
  • Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend Railway
  • Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railroad
  • Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
  • Chicago, Ottawa and Peoria Railway (CO&P)
  • Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad
  • Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad
  • Chicago and Southern Traction Company
  • Chicago Surface Lines
  • Chicago Tunnel Company
  • Chicago, Wheaton and Western Railway
  • Coal Belt Electric Railway
  • DeKalb – Sycamore and Interurban Traction Company
  • East St. Louis and Suburban Railway
  • Elgin, Aurora and Southern Traction Company
  • Elgin and Belvidere Electric Company
  • Fruit Growers Refrigerating and Power Company
  • Galesburg Railway and Light Company
  • Galesburg and Kewanee Electric Railway
  • Illinois Central Electric Railway
  • Illinois Traction, Inc. (ITS)
  • Illinois Valley Railway
  • Illinois Valley Traction Company
  • Joliet and Southern Traction Company
  • Kankakee and Western Electric Railway
  • Keokuk and Western Illinois Electric Company
  • Lake Street Elevated Railroad
  • Lee County Central Electric Railway
  • Macomb and Western Illinois Railway
  • Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad
  • Mississippi Valley Interurban Railway
  • Moline, East Moline and Watertown Railway
  • North Kankakee Electric Light and Railway Company
  • Northern Illinois Electric Railway
  • Northwestern Elevated Railroad
  • Peoples Traction Company
  • Peoria Railway
  • Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway
  • Peoria and Pekin Traction Company
  • Peoria Railway Terminal Company
  • Rock Island Southern Railway (RIS)
  • Rockford, Beloit and Janesville Railroad
  • Rockford and Belvidere Electric Railway
  • Rockford and Interurban Railway
  • St. Louis and Belleville Electric Railway
  • South Side Elevated Railroad
  • Southern Traction Company of Illinois
  • Sterling, Dixon and Eastern Electric Railway
  • Suburban Railroad
  • Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company
  • Tri-City Railway
  • Union Consolidated Elevated Railway
  • Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company