The Unofficial

Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad

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Brief History

The Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad was formed during the Illinois Central Gulf's shortline spin-off craze of the mid-1980's. Operations commenced on December 24, 1985 on the former ICG Iowa Division extending from Chicago to Omaha & Sioux City, IA. In 1996 a reorganized Illinois Central, seeking to secure the Iowa grain market shortly after Union Pacific-CNW merger,  purchased the CC. It operated as a subsidiary of the Illinois Central until the IC itself was merged into the Canadian National. 

Last Updated April 27, 2005