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Chicago & Eastern Illinois - Railroad
Company Name Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1877
Successor/Parent Missouri Pacific (Details)
Country United States (Details)
Chicago & Eastern Illinois - Railroad



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Company History: The Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (reporting mark CEI) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago to southern Illinois, St. Louis, and Evansville. Founded in 1877, it grew aggressively and stayed relatively strong throughout the Great Depression and two World Wars before finally being purchased by the Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP or MoPac) and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (L&N). Missouri Pacific merged with the C&EI corporate entity in 1976, and was later acquired itself by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:55:57. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-21 12:25:57

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