Vandalia Railroad (VRRC)

Pioneer Lines owns and operates 5.5 miles of track in Central Illinois. Situated approximately 200 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. The Port of Chicago is less than 300 miles northeast of the VRRC. The Port of Chicago is the only facility with the distinction of being both a Great Lakes Port as well as an Inland Rivers Port.  A wide variety of commodities are transferred through the port daily.

Manufacturing is the largest industry in Illinois accounting for 13% of the state’s gross domestic product. Illinois, a leading manufacturing state, manufacturing farm machinery, machine tools and construction equipment home to Caterpillar and Deere and Co. Chemical manufacturing is also a strong industry producing; cleaning, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, paint and resins. Business across the state benefits from Illinois extensive transportation network and robust logistic industry.

Commodities:
Plastics

Interchanges:
CSX – Vandalia, IL

Interchange Type:
Junction Settlement Carrier

Capacity:
286,000 lbs.

Miles Operated:
5.5

Resources:
General Freight Tariff 5000
VRRC Rate Tariff 8000_01012021
Fuel Surcharge Tariff VRRC9003
Fuel Surcharge Tariff VRRC9003-B

Credit Application
Right of Entry Process_12102020
Temporary Right of Entry Application_12102020
Facility Application_12102020
Tower Application_12102020
Wireline Specification for Clearance
Specification for Pipeline Occupancy 
Flagging Rate Agreement_12102020

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Operations:
609 West Main Street
Vandalia, IL 62471

Business Development:
Nathan Johns
Vice President of Business Development
309.605.0119
njohns@pioneerlines.com

Customer Service:
309.248.0695
customer.service@pioneer-railcorp.com

Safety:
Wesley Lofton
Director of Safety and Operating Practices
303.912.1632
wlofton@pioneerlines.com

Storage & Purchasing:
Commercial Group
railcarstorage@pioneerlines.com