Pioneer Railcorp

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Pioneer Industrial Railway Co.

On February 18, 1998, Pioneer Railcorp through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pioneer Industrial Railway Co. (PRY), began operating approximately 8.5 miles of railroad in Peoria County, Illinois when the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Co. (PPU) assigned its lease with the owner, the Peoria, Peoria Heights & Western Railroad (PPHW) to Pioneer Railcorp. PPHW is owned by the City of Peoria, Illinois and the village of Peoria Heights, Illinois. The railroad's principal commodities are steel, and lumber.

Detailed Operations Map:
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Peoria, IL - Central IL

Miles of Track Operated:

Location of Offices:
1318 South Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 61607

Stations Served:
Peoria, P&PU Switch
Peoria Heights
Pioneer Park

Railroad Type:
Handling Line Carrier

  • Connecting Railroads via Switch at Peoria, IL through Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company (PPU):
    • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
    • Canadian National Railway
    • Cedar Rapids & Iowa City (CIC)
    • Illinois & Midland Railroad, Inc. (IMRR)
    • Iowa Interstate (IAIS)
    • Norfolk Southern (NS)
    • Toledo, Peoria & Western (TPW)
    • Union Pacific (UP)

Stand by Switch Engine Service Available:

Load Capacity of Track:
263,000 lbs. - Total Weight On Rail

Overhead Clearance:
Contact Customer Service Center for Clearance on Oversized Loads

Team Track Facilities:

Additional Services:
Railcar storage
Storage in transit loads/empties
Long term storage loads/empties
Short term storage loads/empties
Industrial site placement assistance

Key Contacts

Storage/ Purchasing/ Emergencies:
Shane Cullen,
V.P. of Mechanical & Operations

Tom Black,
V.P. of Safety & Transportation

Pricing/ Business Development/ General Inquiry:
Dale Montgomery,
V.P. Marketing and Business Development

Governmental Affairs:
Nathan Johns,
V.P. Government Affairs

Customer Service:
Jennie Morrison,

Real Estate/ Right of Way/ Utilities:
Frank May,
V.P. of Real Estate

Accounting Office
1318 S. Johanson Rd.
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697 - 1400

Tariffs & Documentation

Storage Tariff PRY8998

Flagging Tariff PRY9010

Inspection Tariff

Right of Entry Tariff

Right of Entry Procedure Packet