Decatur & Eastern

For discussion of the various Class III Lines of WATCO Companies. Class II holdings should be discussed in the relevant separate forums above.

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Decatur & Eastern

Postby 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 ... _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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