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~1903The Rock Island Improvement Company (New Jersey)
Setup to lease or purchase land; build stations and shop buildings; and buy rolling equipment for use by the "Rock Island Lines".

Through stock purchase, controlled by The Rock Island Company of New Jersey [7/31/1902] on ?/??.

Equipment trust of 1/3/1905 used to purchase: 50 locomotives, 1500 refrigerator cars, 1000 boxcars, 475 coal cars, 500 furnature cars, 250 dump cars, 250 ballast cars, 10 chair cars, 10 coaches, 7 baggage/mail cars, and 2 RPOs.

Equipment trust of 11/1/1905 used to purchase: 75 locomotives, 2750 boxcars, 750 stock cars, 250 furniture cars, 247 ballast cars, 30 coaches, 20 combines, 17 baggage cars, 10 chair cars, 7 dining cars, 5 RPOs, 5 observation, 3 other cars.

Purchased some stock of Rock Island Coal Company by ?/??.

Purchased some stock of Galveston Terminal Railway Company by ?/??.

Purchased some stock of Union Terminal Railway Company (Dallas, Texas) by ?/??

Purchased some stock of Houston Belt and Terminal Railway Company by ?/??.

All property except coal companies sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948. Rock Island Improvement Company remained separate entity to oversee coal holdings.

 

1/26/1903Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway Company (New Mexico)
Incorporate "to construct, maintain and operate a line or lines of railroad and telegraph beginning at the station of Tucumcari on the main line of the Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company, in Guadalupe County, New Mexico and extending thence in an easterly direction to a point in the said County of Guadalupe, on the boundary line between the Territory of New Mexico and the State of Texas, neat the north east corner of the said County of Guadalupe at a point about four (4) miles south of the said northeast corner on the said boundary line between the Territory of New Mexico and the State of Texas, there to connect with the western terminus of the line of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad Company, on the line and route as located by the Chief Engineer of the Company, all of which railroad is within and through the said County of Guadalupe. The estimated length of the road is forty (40) miles."

No construction done.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company [12/18/1900] on 7/31/1903.

 

5/6/1903Minneapolis and Saint Paul Terminal Railway Company (Minnesota)
Name changed from Saint Paul Terminal and Transfer Company [5/21/1902]. "The general nature of the business of this corporation shall be to survey, locate, construct or in any lawful manner acquire, equip, maintain and operate a line of railway with one or more tracks, from a point at or near block four (4) of Marshall's Addition to West St. Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota, at or near the south bank of the Mississippi River in the City of St. Paul by way of Newport and St. Paul to the City of Minneapolis, and also to construct, acquire by purchase or condemnation, maintain and operate spurs, spur tracks to factories or other business enterprises, roadways, rights of way, side tracks, turn-outs, lateral lines, branches and extensions."

Purchased South Saint Paul Belt Railroad Company [10/15/1889] on 6/11/1903.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/25/1904.

 

6/11/1903Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #1)
Name changed from Peoria Terminal Railway Company [2/17/1885] on 6/11/1903.

Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) [10/9/1877] sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 6/11/1903. PTC #1 becomes property of CRI&P #3.

Name changed to Peoria Railway Terminal Company on [11/17/1906].

 

11/28/1903Arkansas Southern Extension Railway Company (Louisiana)
Incorporated "to construct or cause to be constructed or to otherwise acquire, maintain and operate for the carriage of passengers, freight, mail and express matters, a main line of railway with one or more tracks, from some point in or near the town of Winnfield, in the Parish of Winn, in a generally southern direction through said Parish, as well as the Parishes of Grant and Rapides, in the State of Louisiana, and ultimately, if deemed advisable, to a point at or near the City of Alexantria, in said last named Parish, upon such line as hereafter may be selected by the company. Whereas, the Extension Company, is a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Louisiana and owns and operates a railroad from said Winnfield, Louisiana, to a point at or near the southern boundary of Winn Parish, Louisiana, and is empowered to construct a railroad southerly from the southern terminus of the Arkansas Southern Railway, to Alexandria Louisiana, and from said Alexandria, southward to the Gulf of Mexico, westward to the western boundary of the State of Louisiana, and eastward to the Mississippi River."

Purchased trackage rights between Winnfield and Pineville, Louisiana, (35.20 miles) from Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company via New Moore, Moore, Packton, Williana, Dry Prong, Bentley, Tioga, and Pineville Junction on ~?/??

Purchased trackage rights between Pineville and Alexandria, Louisiana, (2.69 miles) from Louisiana Railway and Navagation Company on ?/??

Built from Alexandria to Eunice, Louisiana, (56 miles) via Willow Glen, Moreland, Chambers, Lamourie, Le Compte, Sartori, Pierre, Turkey Creek, Pine Prairie, Reddell, Mamou, and Fenris by ?/??

Consolidated into Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company on [10/31/1905].

 

4/1/1904Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Company (Iowa)
Name changed from Waterloo and Cedar Falls Rapid Transit Company [~12/1895].

Built from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (52 miles) via Gilbertville, La Porte City, Brandon, Urbana, Center Point, Lafayette, Robins, and Hiawatha by ~1913.

Sold to Waterloo Railroad on [4/3/1956] on 7/1/1956.

 

~1905Consolidated Indiana Coal Company (Maine)
Owned 22,000 acres of coal fields in Sullivan County, Indiana; Franklin County, Illinois; and Dallas County, Iowa.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on ~1905.

 

2/10/1905Morris Terminal Railway Company (Illinois)
Incorporated. "The places from and to which it is intended to construct the said railroad are as follows: From a point west, or west and north of the City of Morris to a point within said City and from points east, or east and north of the City of Morris to and along the Illinois River to a point within the City of Morris; and from points in Section three (3) Township thirty three (33) Range seven (7) east to points upon and along the Illinois River in said City of Morris; and from points in Section four (4) Township thirty three (33) Range seven (7) east, to points upon and along the Illinois River and the Illinois & Michigan Canal in said City of Morris, also to construct such branch and extensions of said railway lines as the Board of Directors of said corporation may hereafter determine, all to be within the County of Grundy and state of Illinois."

Controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] by <~1912.

Built from Morris to Illinois - Michigan Canal, Illinois, (3.88 miles) by <~1912.

Purchased by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 7/1/1914.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

4/25/1905Rock Island Southern Railway Company (?)
Chartered. (Not a part of the Rock Island Lines system.)

Built from Monmouth to Rock Island Junction, Illinois, (30 miles) via North Yard, Cedar Hill, Ferndell, Woodvale, Shaws, Alexis Junction, Norwood, Burgess, Martins, Gilchrist, and Matherville by?/??

Leased Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad Company [4/29/1876] from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on ?/??.

Leased trackage rights between Milan and Rock Island, Illinois from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on ?/??

Built branch from Alexis Junction to Alexis, Illinois,(2 miles) by ?/??.

Built branch from Gilchrist to Aledo, Illinois, (6 miles) by ?/??.

Built a passenger depot at 20th Street in Rock Island, Illinois by ?/??.

Purchased 20 acres of coal fields by ?/??.

Abandoned on 6/30/1952.

 

6/28/1905Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to locate, construct, maintain and own a line of railway beginning at Iowa Falls, Iowa, and extending in a northerly direction to the northern boundary of said State, with such extensions and branches of said railway as may hereafter be determined upon."

Articles of Incorporation amended on 10/28/1905 so that "The Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company" became "Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company".

Purchased Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern Railway Company [11/27/1899] on 7/16/1908.

Built from Iowa Falls to Mason City, Iowa, (45 miles) via Bradford, Reeve, Hampton, Chapin, Sheffield, Hurley, Flint, and Clear Lake Junction by 8/17/1908.

Sold to Saint Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company [2/18/1911] on 8/9/1911.

 

8/29/1905Galveston Terminal Railway Company (Texas)
Chartered for 99 years to build terminals at Galveston, Texas to be used by the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway.

Controlled by Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway [10/17/1902] on 8/29/1905.

Built terminal and 9 miles of track in Galveston, Texas.

Leased to Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Company [4/30/1930] on 6/1/1931.

 

8/31/1905Houston Belt and Terminal Railway Company (Texas)
Jointly owned by Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western (MP); Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe (AT&SF); Saint Louis, Brownsville and Mexico (MP); Trinity and Brazos Valley (FW&D, CRI&P #3) [10/17/1902].

Built Houston Union Passenger Terminal and connecting trackage in Houston, Texas.

 

10/31/1905Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company. (Arkansas and Louisiana)
Incorporated. "The general objects and purposes for which the consolidated company is established, and the nature of the business to be carried on by it are hereby covenanted and declared to be to own, maintain, operate, improve and develop, the constructed lines of railroad of the Arkansas Company and of the Extension Company from said Eldorado, Arkansas to said point at or near the southern boundary of said Parish of Winn, Louisiana, and the branches thereof, and to construct, own maintain, operate, improve and develop the lines of railroad, constructed or to be constructed, of the Little Rock Company from said Haskell, Arkansas, to said Eldorado, and said branch to said Crossett, Arkansas; also to otherwise acquire and to maintain, operate, improve and develop the following lines of railroad. (1) From Crossett, Arkansas, to some point on or near the Mississippi River, in the State of Louisiana. (2) From a point upon the Haskell - Eldorado line to Malvern, Arkansas. (3) From Haskell, Arkansas, to Little Rock, Arkansas. (4) From a point at or near Junction City, Louisiana, to Shreveport, Louisiana. (5) From a point at or near the southern boundary of Winn Parish, Louisiana, to Alexandria, Louisiana. (6) From said Alexandria, Louisiana, southward to the Gulf of Mexico. (7) From said Alexandria, Louisiana, westward or southwestward to the western boundary of the State of Louisiana. (8) From said Alexandria, Louisiana, to a point upon the Mississippi River, at or near the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, or upon said river between Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and New Orleans, Louisiana."

Consolidated the following lines: Little Rock and Southern Railroad Company [11/28/1902], Arkansas Southern Railroad Company [8/29/1892], and Arkansas Southern Extension Railway Company [11/28/1903] on 10/31/1905.

Purchased Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company [6/29/1897] on ?/??

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] for 999 years on 1/31/1906.

Purchased Little Rock and Hot Springs Western [7/19/1899] on 10/9/1911.

Built from Butterfield to Malvern, Arkansas, (5 miles) via Rockport by ~1912.

Purchased Rock Island and Southern Railway(?) Company [~?/??] on ?/??

Purchased Malvern - Camden Railroad Company [6/5/1911] on 12/29/1913.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

1/11/1906Iowa Transfer Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated.

Jointly owned by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago and Great Western; Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Des Moines Union; Des Moines Western; and C.R. Hussey.

 

3/1/1906Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining a railroad of standard gauge, also telegraph and telephone lines, from the town of Dardanelle, Arkansas, to Ola, Arkansas, and from Dardanelle, Arkansas, to or near Mt. Nebo, Arkansas, and running through the County of Yell in the State of Arkansas."

Built from Dardanelle to Ola, Arkansas, (14 miles) via Petit Jean, Centerville, and Prosperity by ~?/??

Sold under foreclosure to W. V. Delahunt, Trustee [7/7/1911] on 7/7/1911 for $36,000.

 

4/9/1906Rock Island - Frisco Terminal Railway Company (Missouri)
Incorporated to build approximately thirty miles of track, connecting the tracks of the Wabash to Carrie Avenue, thence southerly and easterly to Biddle Street, thence to Merchants Bridge; and also in the State of Illinois, certain terminal tracks in East Carondelet, Illinois.

Jointly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) 60% [6/2-3/1880] and the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company 40%.

Built freight depots and yards in Saint Louis, Missouri known as Carrie Avenue Yards, Le Baume Yards and Biddle Street Yards by 3/1/1907.

 

7/10/1906Kansas City Terminal Railway Company
Chartered to build a new Union passenger station at Main and Pershing Streets, and to build connecting trackage providing access to all joint owners.

Jointly owned by: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago and Alton; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago and Great Western; Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Kansas City Southern; Missouri Kansas Texas; Missouri Pacific; Saint Louis San Francisco; Union Pacific; and Wabash.

Construction began 3/1/1910.

Purchased Kansas City Belt Railway Company on 3/1/1910.

Purchased Union Depot of Kansas City on 11/1/1910.

I.C.C. orders Kansas City Terminal Railway Company to provide "directed service" to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947]; on 9/25/1979.

 

8/25/1906Pullman Railroad Company (Illinois)
Chartered.

Built 21.5 miles of switching track in the area bounded by East 95th Street on the north, East 138th Street on the south, South Torrance Avenue on the west, and South Buffalo Avenue on the east, in the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1950.

 

11/17/1906Peoria Railway Terminal Company (Illinois)
Name changed from Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #1) on [6/11/1903].

Jointly owned by Chicago and Alton; and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880].

Purchased Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway Company [~5/1899] on 2/9/1907.

Operations shutdown 9/1/1924.

Sold to Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #2) on [1/18/1926].

 

3/4/1907Memphis Railroad Terminal Company (?)
Incorporated to build Union passenger station in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jointly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880] and 9 other railroads.

No construction done.

 

1/9/1909Tucumcari and Memphis Railway Company (?)
Incorporated "to construct , maintain and operate a line or lines of railroad and telegraph beginning at the station of Tucumcari on the Main Line of the Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway company, in Quay County, New Mexico, and extending thence in an easterly direction to a point on the east line of Section twenty four (24) Township eleven (11) North, Range thirty six (36) east of the New Mexico Principal Meridian, Quay County, New Mexico, being a point on the boundary line between the Territory of New Mexico and the State of Texas there to connect with the western terminus of the line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company, on the line and route as located by the Chief Engineer of the Company, all of which railroad is within and through the said County of Quay. The estimated length of the road of the said corporation is forty one (41) miles."

Purchased Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway Company [1/26/1903] from Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company [12/18/1900] on 2/29/1909.

Built from Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Glenrio, Texas, (41 miles) via Lesbia, San Jon, Bard, and Endee, New Mexico, by ~1910.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company [12/18/1900] on 5/9/1910.

 

6/19/1909Oklahoma City Junction Railway Company (Oklahoma)
Chartered(?)

Purchased jointly by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company on 5/20/1944.

Owned Oklahoma City Union Passenger Terminal and ~2.5 miles of track.

 

7/5/1909Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad Company (?)
Name changed from Paris Subiaco Traction Company [~?/??].

Built from Paris to Scranton, Arkansas, (14 miles) via Freemans Gap, Halsted, Subiaco and Wilkins by ?/??

Sold to Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad Company [4/12/1919] on 6/24/1919.

 

3/22/1910Stuttgart and Rice Belt Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, owning, maintaining, operating, leasing, mortgaging or selling a line of standard gauge railroad from a point at or near the station on the line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad in Prairie County, Arkansas, called Mesa, thence in a southerly direction through the County of Prairie to the town of Stuttgart in Arkansas County, Arkansas, thence in a southerly direction through the County of Arkansas to a point at or near Cooper's Ferry on Bayou Meto, State of Arkansas, the length of said railroad being about thirty eight (38) miles."

Built from Stuttgart to Mesa, Arkansas, (21 miles) via Ona, Beecher, Kay, Nahay, Balle, Tollville, and Thomas by ~1859?

Foreclosed on 12/21/1912.

Sold to Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway Company [1/20/1913] on 1/22/1913 for $39,770 plus all debt.

 

2/18/1911Saint Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated. "The general nature of the business to be transacted by the Corporation is the construction or the acquisition in any other manner, and the maintenance and operation of a line of railway and telegraph extending through the State of Iowa, in and from the town of Allerton, Wayne County, Iowa, to and in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, in said State, and thence to and in the City of Mason, Cerro Gordo County, in said State."

Purchased 3.14 miles of trackage from Des Moines Western Railway [8/25/1871] on 5/19/1911. Track connects Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company to Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company in East Des Moines.

Purchased Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company [6/28/1905] on 8/9/1911.

Built from Carlisle to Beech, Iowa, (13 miles) via Hartford by 8/31/1912.

Built from Beech to Allerton, Iowa, (52 miles) via Kimball, Nepas, Melcher, Purdy, Williamson, Chariton, Millerton, and Corydon by 9/14/1913.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/2880] for 99 years on 11/1/1913.

Purchased Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873] from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 11/26/1924.

Built from Hickory Creek to Birmingham, Missouri, (77 miles) via Coburn, Shearwood, Lock Springs, Reed, Nettleton, Shoal, Polo, Elmira, Lawson, Excelsior Springs, Moseby, Stockdale, and Liberty by 7/1/1931. (Lawson to Moseby is split double track.) Polo to Birmingham segment is jointly operated with Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

3/27/1911Wichita Union Terminal Railway Company (?)
Incorporated to build Union Passenger station at Wichita, Kansas.

Built Union Passenger Terminal and ~6 miles of connecting track by 3/8/1914.

Jointly owned by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; and Saint Louis San Francisco and Kansas City, Mexico and Orient.

 

6/5/1911Malvern and Camden Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "Said railroad shall be constructed from the City of Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas, in a southerly direction through the Counties of Hot Springs, Dallas and Ouachita to the City of Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas."

Built from Malvern to Kent, Arkansas, (55 miles) via Durian, Landers, Rolla, Willow, Manning, Sparkman, Ouachita, Smead, Amy, and Velie, between 11/1911 and 10/1/1913.

Purchased trackage rights between Kent and Camden, Arkansas from Saint Louis Southwestern Railway Company on ?/??

Built 1 mile of track at Camden, Arkansas, by ~1913.

Sold to Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company [10/31/1905] on 12/29/1913.

 

6/13/1911Joliet Union Depot Company (Illinois)
Incorporated to build a Union passenger terminal at Joliet, Illinois.

Jointly purchased by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880], and Chicago and Alton on 6/1/1914.

Built Union Passenger Depot by ?/??

 

7/7/1911W. V. Delahunt, Trustee
Purchased Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway Company [3/1/1906] on 7/7/1911.

Sold Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway Company [3/1/1906] to Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway Company [10/31/1911] on 11/25/1911.

 

8/12/1911Stuttgart and Southern Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The said Railroad Company is organized for the purpose of constructing, owning, maintaining, operating, leasing, mortgaging or selling a line of standard gauge railroad from the City of Stuttgart, Arkansas, in a southerly direction, not exceeding twenty five miles, through the County of Arkansas to a point on or near Bayou Meto. The said railroad company shall have authority to own interests in connecting lines of railroad and generally to do all things permitted to a railroad company under the laws of Arkansas."

Less than one mile completed within Stuttgart, Arkansas, by 5/15/1913.

Sold to Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railroad Company [10/31/1911] on 5/15/1913.

 

10/31/1911Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway Company (Arkansas)
Purchased Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway Company [3/1/1906] from W. V. Delahunt, Trustee [7/7/1911] on 11/25/1911.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880] for 999 years on 12/1/1911.

Purchased (Leased?) Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad Company [4/12/1919] on ~?/??

Abandoned line between Dardanelle and Ola (14 miles) on ~4/1938.

Abandoned on 9/26/1938.

 

1/3/1912Arkansas and Memphis Railway Bridge and Terminal Company (Tennessee + Arkansas)
Jointly leased by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company [6/2-3/1880]; Saint Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern (MP); and Saint Louis Southwestern on 5/14/1913.

Built James T. Harahan railroad and highway bridge between Memphis, Tennessee and Hopefield (Briark), Arkansas by 7/15/1916.

Acquired trackage rights between Briark and Bridge Junction from Missouri Pacific Railroad Company by ~?/??.

 

1/20/1913Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "Said railroad is and shall be constructed from the Station of Mesa, Prairie County, Arkansas, in a southerly direction through the Counties of Prairie and Arkansas to the City of Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas. The length of said line is twenty two (22) miles, as near as can be estimated."

Purchased Stuttgart and Rice Belt Railroad Company [3/22/1910] on 1/22/1913.

Purchased Stuttgart and Southern Railroad Company [8/12/1911] on 5/15/1913.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] for 999 years on 2/1/1914.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

8/19/1913Rock Island - Memphis Terminal Railway Company (Tennessee)
Constructed freight terminal and 3 miles of switching tracks in Memphis, Tennessee by ~?/??

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

5/28/1914Rock Island - Omaha Terminal Railway Company (Nebraska)
Chartered to build a freight terminal in Omaha, Nebraska.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

4/12/1919Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad Company (?)
Purchased Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad Company [7/5/1909] on 6/24/1919.

Built from Scranton to Dardanelle, Arkansas, (26 miles) via Gelen (Prairie View), Sommer (Shoal Creek), Blaine (New Blaine), Jacoway (Liberty), Delaware, and Sills by 9/1/1920.

Leased trackage rights between Dardanelle and Ola, Arkansas from Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 9/1/1920.

Purchased (Leased?) to Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway Company [10/31/1911] on ?/??

 

1/18/1926Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #2) (Illinois)
Incorporated to purchase Peoria Railway Terminal Company [11/17/1906] on 1/18/1926.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] by 1/1927.

Purchased Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway Company [5/1899] on 1/1/1931.

Purchased Peoria, Hanna City and Western Railway Company [~?/??] on 1/1/1931.

 

~4/1927Rock Island Motor Transit (?)
A cooperative motor trucking company to provide "less than car load" (L.C.L.) freight service for "on line" customers. Wholly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific.

Operates over 6,650 route miles with ~1000 freight vans. Also operates passenger busses at selected railroad passenger terminals.

Purchased White Line Motor Freight Company [~?/??] on ~4/1/1938.

Purchased J.H. Fredrickson Trucking Company [~?/??] on ~11/28/1944.

 

~1928Amarillo and Canadian River Railroad Company (?)
Construction company formed to build from Amarillo to Liberal under the direction of Chicago Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company [5/13/1902].

Built from Amarillo to Fritch, Texas, (36 miles) via Masterson, Willton (Wilhelm), and Deal by 7/1/1927.

Built from Fritch to Oil City, Texas, (11 miles) via Sanford by 8/1/1927.

Built from Oil City to Stinnett, Texas, (8 miles) by 12/1/1927.

Built from Stinnett to Gruver, Texas, (35 miles) via Pringle, Morse Junction, Morse, and Cator by 5/1/1929.

Built from Liberal, Kansas to Gruver, Texas, (63 miles) via Baker, Adams, Hardesty, Hitchland, Oklahoma; and Bernstein, Texas by 10/1/1929.

Built from Dalhart to Morse, Texas, (62 miles) via Dalmor, Wilco Spur (Wilco), Exum, Spann, Phillips (Etter), Bryden, Sheerin Junction, Sunray and Capps by ~1930.

Sold? to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on ?/??

 

4/30/1930Burlington - Rock Island Railway Company (Texas)
Name changed from Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company [10/17/1902] on 4/30/1930.

Reestablished trackage rights between Cleborne and Fort Worth, Texas by ~1930.

Reestablished trackage rights between Waxahachie and Dallas, Texas by ~1930.

Purchased trackage rights between Houston and Galveston, Texas from Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company by ~1931.

Relinquished trackage rights between Cleborne and Fort Worth, Texas by ~1932.

Abandoned Cleborne to Hillsboro, Texas (30 miles) by ~9/1932.

Abandoned Hillsboro to Hubbard, Texas (25 miles) by ~8/1935.

Abandoned Hubbard to Mexia, Texas (23 miles) by ~4/1942.

Sold to Fort Worth and Denver Railroad 50% and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) 50% [12/16/1947] on 6/1/1950. Operated by joint owners on alternating 5 year cycles.

Company disolved on 4/1965.

 

~3/1939Denver Market and Produce Terminal Railroad (?)
A.K.A. 'Wazee Market'.

Jointly owned by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880], Colorado and Southern; and Denver and Rio Grande Western.

Operations commenced on 8/1/1939.

 

12/16/1947Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) (?)
Incorporated to consolidate the properties of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #4) [7/31/1902]; Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company [5/13/1902]; Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894]; Morris Terminal Railway Company [2/10/1905]; Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company [10/31/1905]; The Rock Island Company of New Jersey [7/31/1902]; Rock Island - Memphis Terminal Railway Company [8/19/1913]; Rock Island - Omaha Terminal Railway Company [5/28/1914]; Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway Company [1/20/1913]; and Saint Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company [2/18/1911].

Through stock purchase, controlled The Rock Island Improvement Company [~1903] on 1/1/1948.

Built Armourdale Hump Yard in Kansas City, Kansas by ~1949.

Through stock purchase, controlled Pullman Railroad Company on 1/1/1950.

Leased Pullman Railroad Company on 1/1/1950.

Built Silvis Hump Yard in Silvis, Illinois by ~1950.

Purchased 50% of Burlington - Rock Island Railway Company [4/30/1930] on 6/1/1950. Operated by joint owners on alternating 5 year cycles.

Through stock purchase, controlled Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad Company [2/12/1853] on 11/17/1950.

Abandoned line between Cameron and Olivette, Missouri (5 miles) on ~12/1950.

Abandoned line between Pittsburgh and Ardmore Junction, Oklahoma (19 miles) on ~4/1951.

Abandoned line between Preemption and Milan, Illinois (17 miles) on ~12/1952.

Relocated line between Atlantic and East Council Bluffs, Iowa (35 new, 12 rehabilitated miles) via Audubon Junction, Hillis, Hancock Junction, Peter, McClelland, and Gilliatt by 9/14/1953.

Abandoned line between Watertown and Clear Lake, South Dakota (23 miles) on ~10/1953.

Abandoned line between Shelby and East Council Bluffs, Iowa (30 miles) on ~11/1953.

Abandoned line between Atlantic and Walnut, Iowa (11 miles) on ~11/1953.

Relocated line near Adair, Iowa (6.6 miles) by ~1954.

Relocated line near Colfax, Iowa (2 miles) by ~1954.

Abandoned line between Carson and Oakland, Iowa (5 miles) on ~4/1954.

Purchased line between Graham and South Hanlon, Texas (38.7 miles) from Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad Company via South Bend, Eliasville, and Breckenridge on 1/7/1955.

Built from Bridgeport to Graham, Texas (55 miles) via Berkshire, Vinyard, Stewarton, Jacksboro, Senate, Bryson, and Dakin by ~1955.

Purchased interest in Illinois-Missouri Terminal Railway Company [11/8/1954] on ~6/1956.

Jointly purchased Waterloo Railroad Company [4/3/1956] with Illinois Central on 7/1/1956.

Abandoned line between What Cheer and Thornburg, Iowa (5 miles) on ~4/1957.

Built from Winear to Winterset, Iowa, (11 miles) by ~1958.

Relocated line between Amarillo and Royal, Texas, (10 miles) by ~1958.

Abandoned line between Lone Tree and Nichols, Iowa, (7 miles) on ~8/1958.

Abandoned line between Winterset and Summerset Junction, Iowa, (25 miles) on ~10/1958.

Merger talks with Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company began in late 1959, broke off in late 1960.

Abandoned line between Searcy and Des Arc, Arkansas, (23 miles) by ~11/1959.

Abandoned line between Waverly and Waverly Junction, Iowa, (6 miles) on ~12/1959.

Abandoned line between Givin and Eddyville, Iowa, (2 miles) on ~1960.

Abandoned line between Harlan and Harlan Junction, Iowa, (11 miles) on ~9/1960.

Merger talks with Southern Pacific Company began on 6/1962. Union Pacific Railroad Company joins merger talks on ~1962.

Abandoned line between Decorah and Postville Junction, Iowa, (23 miles) on ~1960.

Abandoned line between Augusta and Homestead, Oklahoma, (32 miles) on ~8/1960.

Abandoned line between Okeene and Warren, Oklahoma, (15 miles) on ~8/1960.

Abandoned line between Dalhart and Wilco, Texas, (32 miles) on ~8/1960.

Abandoned line between Luverne and Kanaranzi, Minnesota, (7 miles) on ~1962.

Abandoned line between Toulon and Alta, Illinois, (25 miles) on ~3/1963.

Merger proposal with Union Pacific Railroad Company announced 5/1963.

Chicago and North Western Railway Company files counter-offer to purchase CRI&P #5 on 7/5/1963 in hostile move.

Relocated line between Norton and Clayton, Kansas, (10 miles) via Oronoque by ~7/1963. Abandoned line between Norton and Clayton, Kansas via Dellvale by ~?/??

Merger with UP approved by stockholders of CRI&P #5 on 1/7/1965.

Merger with UP approved by stockholders of UP on 5/11/1965.

Abandoned line between Clear Lake and Ward, South Dakota, (61 miles) on ~1967.

Abandoned line between Lake Keomah and Keota, Iowa, (34 miles) on ~1967.

Abandoned line between Beatrice, Nebraska and Horton, Kansas, (89 miles) on ~1967.

Abandoned line between Shelby and Walnut, Iowa, (15 miles) on ~1968.

Sold interest in Waterloo Railroad Company [4/3/1956] to Illinois Central on ~1968.

Relocated line between Avon and Carlisle, Iowa, (3 miles) by ~1969.

Relocated line between Hartford and Beech, Iowa, (2 miles) by ~1969.

Abandoned line between Guthrie Center and Menlo, Iowa, (14 miles) on ~1969.

Abandoned line between Lakota and Buffalo Center, Iowa, (6 miles) on ~1969.

Abandoned line between Sparkman and Kent, Arkansas, (20 miles) on ~1969.

Abandoned line between Shelby and Walnut, Iowa, (15 miles) on ~1968.

Abandoned line between Luverne and Hardwick, Minnesota, (9 miles) on ~1970.

Abandoned line between Ward, South Dakota and Lismore, Minnesota, (36 miles) on ~1970.

Abandoned line between Kanaranzi and Ellsworth, Minnesota, (6 miles) on ~1970.

Abandoned line between South Hanlon and Graham, Texas, (37 miles) on ~1970.

Abandoned line between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Rock Falls, Iowa, (32 miles) on ~1972.

Abandoned line between Stinnett and Amarillo, Texas, (53 miles) on ~1972.

Abandoned line between Alta and Peoria, Illinois, (1 miles) on ~12/1972.

Abandoned line between Postville and West Union, Iowa, (23 miles) on ~1973.

Abandoned line between Saint Joseph and Jamesport, Missouri, (64 miles) on ~1973.

Abandoned line between Toulon to LaFayette, Illinois, (5 miles) on ~7/1973.

After 10 years of interference and delays, I.C.C. approves merger between CRI&P #5 and Union Pacific Railroad Company with massive conditions on 12/3/1974.

Declared bankrupcy on 3/17/1975.

Union Pacific objects to conditions, depleted financial condition, defered maintenance, withdraws from merger, on 4/4/1975.

Abandoned line between Keosauqua and Mount Zion, Iowa, (5 miles) on ~1976.

Abandoned line between West Union and Oelwein, Iowa, (21 miles) on ~1976.

Abandoned line between Oelwein and Linn Junction, Iowa, (50 miles) on ~1976.

Abandoned line between Gowrie and Palmer, Iowa, (29 miles) on ~1976.

Abandoned line between Lake Keomah and Oskaloosa, Iowa, (3 miles) on ~1976.

Merger application dismissed by I.C.C. on 7/10/1976.

[View Logo circa 1976]

Abandoned line between Sibley and Hartley, Iowa, (21 miles) on ~1977.

Abandoned line between Rock Rapids, Iowa and Ellsworth, Minnesota, (10 miles) on ~1977.

Abandoned line between Ellsworth, Minnesota and Little Rock, Iowa, (9 miles) on ~1977.

Abandoned line between Ruskin and Fairbury, Nebraska, (40 miles) on ~1977.

Abandoned line between Mexia and Teague, Texas, (15 miles) on ~1977.

Southern Pacific files notice to purchase line between Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and Saint Louis, Missouri, on ~1976. Denied by I.C.C. on ~2/1977.

Abandoned line between Maple Island and Clarks Grove, Minnesota, (9 miles) on ~1978.

Abandoned line between Royal and Hartley, Iowa, (12 miles) on ~7/1978.

Abandoned line between Whitlow Junction and Crossett, Arkansas, (5 miles) on ~1979.

Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks go on strike on 8/28/1979.

U.S. President James E.Carter orders 60 day cooling off period on 9/17/1979. Strikers ignore back-to-work order.

I.C.C. orders Kansas City Terminal Railway Company to provide "directed service" on 9/25/1979.

Abandoned line between Beatrice and Jansen, Nebraska, (20 miles) on ~10/1979.

KCT begins "directed service" on 10/5/1979.

Abandoned line between Harlan Junction and Hancock, Iowa, (6 miles) on ~12/1979.

Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. McGarr orders liquidation on 1/25/1980.

"Directed service" ends on 3/31/1980.

Company disolved on 6/1/1984. Remaining assets transfered to Chicago Pacific Corporation.

Chicago Pacific Corporation sold to Maytag Corporation ~1989.

 

11/8/1954Illinois-Missouri Terminal Railway Company (Delaware)
Incorporated to purchase assets of Illinois Terminal Railroad Company (IT #3).

Jointly owned by Baltimore and Ohio; Chicago and Eastern Illinois; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947]; Gulf, Mobile and Ohio; Illinois Central; Litchfield and Madison; New York, Chicago and Saint Louis; New York Central; Saint Louis San Francisco; Wabash.

Name changed to Illinois Terminal Railroad Company (IT #4) on ~6/1956.

 

4/3/1956Waterloo Railroad Company (Iowa)
Jointly owned by Illinois Central and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947].

Purchased Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Transit Company [4/1/1904] on 7/1/1956.

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] sold its interest in company to Illinois Central on ~1968.

 

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