Illinois: Ramping Up Rail

By Tom Robb, Elk Grove Business Journal; February 21, 2019

The Elk Grove Village Business Park is not only served with roads and nearby O’Hare Airport, but a short-line railroad system within the park. After a new company, Progressive Rail Incorporated, took over the lease for the rail system last year, it discovered a second small rail yard in the business park.

Progressive is a short-line railroad company based in Lakeview, MN, that is leasing the Chicago Junction Railway system from Union Pacific. The system contains 16-miles of track within four square miles of the Elk Grove Village Business Park. The Chicago Junction Railway’s main rail yard is located at 2511 Pratt Blvd.

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