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On December 21, 2001, the Bulkmatic Railroad Corporation, filed to acquire by sublease, and the Chicago Heights Switching Company, filed to operate, approximately 3.9 miles of railroad right-of-way and trackage at Chicago Heights, IL.
Prior to December 2001, Bulkmatic Transport Company, a motor common carrier that uses rail service to move some of its traffic, operated a rail car-truck transloading facility at Chicago Heights, IL, known as the Bulkmatic Distribution Center. BTC leased this plant from Porkchop Limited Partnership, an Illinois limited partnership. The facility consists of slightly more than 98 acres of real estate in Cook County, IL. Approximately 3.9 miles of rail track and related transloading and warehouse facilities are located on the acreage. The rail trackage (herein, the Chicago Heights Track) connects at its southeast end with the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and at its northeast end with the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). Prior to this proceeding, the Distribution Center received switching rail service from UP train crews operating over the Chicago Heights Track.

Right of Way

Aerial Photo of Bulkmatic RR


Related Railroad Lines

Chicago Heights Switching

Additional Resources

Bulkmatic Official Web Site

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