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Transportation Company - Manufacturers’ Junction - Railroad

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Company NameManufacturers’ Junction
Year Founded1906
Final Year of Operation2009
Successor/ParentOmniTRAX (Details)
CountryUnited States (Details)
Source of TextBluford Shops
Text Credit URLLink
Transportation Company - Manufacturers’ Junction - Railroad

Company History: The MJ opened in 1906 as a switching line in Cicero, Illinois primarily to serve the Western Electric Hawthorne Works which manufactured telephone equipment. Ownership later passed to AT&T. In total, MJ operates 6 miles of track. The line has been operated with a pair of SW1’s for many years. In 1986 the MJ was acquired by Chicago West Pullman Transportation, now part of the OmniTRAX shortline group. Although technically MJ is still a going concern, the last train ran in 2009. The engine house was torn down and following much vandalism, both SW-1’s were scrapped. MJ has an agreement to borrow a locomotive from CSX if any business should appear.
Successor/Parent History:
OmniTRAX, Inc is one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies with interests in railroads, terminals, ports and industrial real estate. OmniTRAX operates a network of 21 regional and short line railroads that cover 12 states in the US and 3 provinces in Canada. The company’s railroads have interchanges with BNSF, CN, CSXT, NS & UP, and transport commodities within the Agricultural, Aggregate & Industrial Mineral, Energy, Food, Crude Oil, Chemical, Lumber, Metal, Petroleum and Plastic industries.
Brief History:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.
Item created by: gdm on 2020-10-11 08:03:42

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