Decatur & Eastern

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Decatur & Eastern

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 am

Thank you to our new member Shortline 614 from the CSX Selling Trackage topic in the relevant forum:
Re: CSX Selling Trackage
New postby Shortline614 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:30 pm

CSX has completed their first sale of trackage. The Decatur Subdivision, Danville Secondary, and the Paris Industrial Track are now in the hands of Decatur & Eastern Ilinois Railroad, a WATCO subsidiary.

https://www.watcocompanies.com/services" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... _illinois/

This is most likely a good thing for CSX, as they no longer have to operate those lines while receiving a majority of interchange traffic from the new railroad. Only wonder what lines will come next.
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Re: Decatur & Eastern

Post by Shortline614 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 pm

Some updates on the Decatur & Eastern Illinois. The DREI has received new power in the form of a single SD45 and two SD40s. Additionally, according to a recent STB docket, the WATCO has purchased the Eastern Ilinois Railroad and will be merging it into the DREI hopefully December 1st.

https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/ba7 ... enDocument
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