Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad
The Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark CC) is part of the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) owned by Canadian National Railway (CN) through the Grand Trunk Corporation. Operationally, the Chicago Central and Pacific is designated as the Iowa Zone of CN's Southern Region.

The Iowa Division of the Illinois Central Railroad began its service to Warren, Illinois in January 1854. By September 1854 the tracks ran to Scales Mound, Illinois and on October 31, 1854, the Illinois Central made it to Galena, Illinois. On June 12, 1855 the tracks were expanded to East Dubuque, Illinois. By December 1868 a draw-bridge was built over the Mississippi River to Dubuque, Iowa. The Dubuque Rail Bridge was rebuilt in the 1890s.

The railroad spun off from the IC with its distinct operations beginning on December 24, 1985. The IC repurchased the railroad in 1996 and operated it as a subsidiary until the IC itself was purchased by CN. The company continues to exist as a subsidiary of the Grand Trunk Corporation.

The railroad is organized into eight subdivisions and other spurs. The subdivisions listed from east to west include the following:

Freeport Subdivision
Dubuque Subdivision
Cedar Rapids Subdivision
Osage Subdivision
Waterloo Subdivision
Omaha Subdivision
Cherokee Subdivision
Ida Grove Subdivision

Cedar River Railroad
The Cedar River Railroad (reporting mark CEDR) is a shortline subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway that operates on former Illinois Central Gulf Railroad trackage. In 1991, the railroad was formed as a reorganization of the bankrupt Cedar Valley Railroad, which had begun operations in 1984. It was owned by the Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad, itself an ICG spin-off that was reacquired by the successor Illinois Central Railroad in 1996.

The railroad has connections with the Union Pacific Railroad in Glenville, Minnesota, Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad in Charles City, Iowa and Lyle, Minnesota, and Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad at Waterloo, Iowa.

Chicago Central and Pacific Overview
Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad (CN's Iowa Zone)
Reporting mark: CC
Locale: Midwestern United States
Dates of operation: 1985 – present
Predecessor: Illinois Central Railroad
Successor: Canadian National Railway
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Headquarters: Waterloo, Iowa
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Cedar River Railroad Overview
Reporting mark: CEDR
Locale: Minnesota, Iowa
Dates of operation: 1991–
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters: Waterloo, IA

See also:


Illinois Central

Railroads of the U.S.A.

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CC 2008 leads a westbound freight train through northern Illinois in 1993. Photo by Sean Lamb.
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Chicago Central No.  2008 leads a westbound freight train through northern Illinois in 1993. Photo by Sean Lamb.

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