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Yet another great railroad in a long list of railroads is about to die... 26, 2007) - Canadian National Railway Company and United States Steel Corporation announced today that their respective Boards of Directors have approved an agreement under which CN will acquire the major portion of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) for 0 million (approximately C1 million). Steel's Transtar subsidiary will retain railroad assets, equipment, and employees that support the Gary Works site in Northwest Indiana and the steelmaking operations of U. The acquisition is subject to regulatory review by the U. This transaction will improve rail operations on the CN system and the rest of the Chicago rail network by moving CN trains out of the urban core to EJ&E lines on the outskirts of the Chicago metropolitan area." U. Our EJ&E employees and customers, and the communities in which we operate will benefit from the EJ&E being part of a large Class I railroad, while U. Steel will be able to focus on the railroad assets serving Gary Works." Harrison said: "This acquisition not only will give CN an opportunity to expand its service to the North American steel industry, but also will drive new efficiencies and operating improvements on CN's network.
The acquisition will significantly improve the fluidity of CN's rail operations in the Chicago region, rewarding customers with faster transit times and more reliable service. Streamlined rail operations and reduced congestion resulting from this acquisition will benefit current CN and EJ&E customers, the City of Chicago, nearby communities, and the overall rail network in the region." CN plans to invest approximately US0 million for integration, new connections, and infrastructure improvements to add capacity on the EJ&E line and allow network synergies to be realized over time.
Their site is at: And lastly, there is the: Will County Genealogical Site at: The "EJ&E Archive" site is in no way directly affiliated with the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Co., Transtar Inc., US Steel Corp., or the Canadian National Railway Company.I was going to post a long, heartfelt, political rant about this, but decided against it...EJ&E fans know how they feel about this, and nothing I could say would ever do justice to that.These photos will eventually be put on this site under the credit of each photographer. A new page has been created for people who would like to chat about the EJ&E and/or Chicagoland railfan activities.PLEASE follow all the instructions on the front page when uploading. Feel free to post heads-up notices for trains, chat with your friends by mobile device while fanning, or setup a regular meet.