|Eastern Illinois Railroad Company Unofficial Web Page|
The Eastern Illinois Railroad Company (EIRC) operates a former Nickel Plate line between Neoga and Metcalf, IL, a distance of 53 miles. Connections are made with the CN at Neoga and the CSX at Metcalf. he line was sold by the Norfolk Southern in 1988 to NRG, Inc. which contracted with Indiana Hi-Rail to operate the line from May 1988 until March 1991. EIRC then took over operations in April 1991 as a subsidiary of NRG, Inc.Traffic is primarily grain, lumber and plastic.
The line dates to the early 1880's when is was built as the narrow gauge Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad. It later was named the Toledo, St. Louis & Western (aka the Clover Leaf), which became part of the Nickel Plate in 1923. Nickel Plate was latter merged into the Norfolk & Western, which merged with the Southern Railroad to become Norfolk Southern.
|Locomotives Currently On Roster|
|Photo||Number||Model||1st #||2nd #||3rd #||4th #||5th #||6th #||Serial #||Built|
|EIRC 700||GP10||IC 9128:2||IC 8128||ICG 8128||MSRC 1033||SPCX 700||OHCR 700||20766||12/55|
|EIRC 4541||GP9||CNW 1763||CNW 4541||25053||2/59|
|EIRC 7565||GP10||PRR 7111||PC 7111||CR 7565||23311||5/57|
Locomotives No Longer On Roster
|Photo||Number||Model||1st #||2nd #||3rd #||Serial #||Built|
|EIRC 7001||CF7||ATSF 283||ATSF 2496||MSRC 7001||10/74|
|EIRC 8089||GP10||IC 8089|
Radio Frequency: 160.815mhz
P.O. Box 1132
Charleston, IL 61920
Reporting Mark: EIRC
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Revised November 18, 2008
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