Chicago Area Shortline Railroads

Elgin Joliet & Eastern

Reporting Marks: EJE

Wholley owned subsidary of Canadian National RR


The EJ&E was purchased by the Canadian National as of 12/24/2008 ( per STB decision).
Canadian National took over operation on 2/1/2009.
Kirk yard and US Steel track went to Gary Rwy.
Merged into the Wisconsin Central 1/1/2013

EJ&E History

On 1/1/2013, the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Rwy was merged into the Wisconsin Central RR with the Wisconsin Central RR as the surviving railroad. This is a Canadian National RR intra-corporate family merger.
Canadian National Statement of Ownership

Right of Way

Maps: Map (1935)

Additional Maps


#500 BW DRS 6-6-1500; 1500 h.p.; at Joliet,IL Jan 1965

Photo courtesy: Jerry Appleman

#667 at Park Corportation, Barrington IL, 1996; Tom Burke Photo

#546Location & Date unknown

#8111 at Barrington,IL Mar 1997; Flat car assigned to MOW service

#18979 at Morton Grove, IL; June 97; Use in work train service for Metra

Freight station at Barrington, IL; Mar 97

Tower at Jct UP (C&NW) & EJ&E; Barrington, IL; Mar 97

Parking sign at Jct UP (C&NW) & EJ&E; Barrington, IL; Mar 97

Additional Photos

Additional Resources

EJ&E Archive
EJ&E Offical Web Site
 Final Locomotive Roster  

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