On February 18, 1998, Pioneer Railcorp through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pioneer Industrial Railway Co. (PRY), began operating approximately 8.5 miles of railroad in Peoria County, Illinois when the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Co. (PPU) assigned its lease with the owner, the Peoria, Peoria Heights & Western Railroad (PPHW) to Pioneer Railcorp. PPHW is owned by the City of Peoria, Illinois and the village of Peoria Heights, Illinois. The railroad’s principal commodities are steel, and lumber.
Alabama’s industries include; Automotive, Chemicals, Technology, Forestry and Aeronautics. Alabama is one of the largest supplier of cast iron and steel products.