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I&M Rail Link

Reporting mark: IMRL
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The I&M Rail Link, owned by the Washington Corporation, operated 1,385 miles of trackage in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The lines were acquired in from the Canadian Pacific Railway, which were originally built by the Milwaukee Road and its predecessors. The railroad commenced operations at 12:01 p.m. April 5, 1997.

Canadian Pacific Railway retained a 33% ownership in the new company leaving the Washington Corp. with the remaining 67%. The new railroad was headquartered in Davenport, IA, with Nahant Yard becoming the base for most operations and locomotive maintenance. Heavy locomotive repairs were handled by National Railway Equipment in Silvis, IL. Train dispatching was first handled by the Canadian Pacific, but those duties were later performed by the Montana Rail Link in Missoula, MT, which is another Washington Corp. subsidiary. IMRL's principal commodities included steel, coal, agricultural and chemical products. The railroad operated with 2,284 freight cars and 118 locomotives. Train operations continued much as they did during Soo Line and CP Rail ownership.

In late 2001 the Washington Corp. looked to divest itself of the railroad claiming it unprofitable. On July 29, 2002 the assets of the I&M Rail Link, LLC were officially transferred to the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern, which is owned by the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern subsidiary, Cedar American Railroad Holdings. Operations were curtailed at 12:01 p.m. on that date.

Source: I&M Rail Link Unofficial Wep Page http://www.illinirail.com/imrl/


CP - Kilbuck Creek Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1927
Deck plate girder bridge over Kilbuck Creek on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Oakland Avenue Overpass (Mower County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Oakland Ave. on I & M Railroad
Open to traffic

CP - Plum River Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Plum River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Plum River Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
PoNY Deck plate girder bridge over Plum River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open

DM&E - 12th Street Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Through Plate Girder Bridge over 12th Street on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - 2nd Avenue Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1936
Steel stringer bridge over 2nd Avenue on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Arrison Street Overpass (Wapello County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Arrison Street on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Beaver Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1905
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #10 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #11 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #12 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #13 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #14 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #15 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #18 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #19 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #3 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Warren Pony truss bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #6 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1917
Pratt through truss bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #7 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Warren Pony truss bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #8 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Cedar Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek Bridge on DM&E/CP RR
Open to traffic

DM&E - Cedar River Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Cedar River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Clear Creek bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1939
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clear Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1910, Spans Replaced Due to Flooding at Unknown Times
Deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Crane Creek Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Crane Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Crooked Creek Bridge (Houston County, Minnesota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Crooked Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (West Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1911;
Warren Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Drive Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Drive off G38 on MILW Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Duck Creek Bridge (N) (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Duck Creek on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Duck Creek Bridge (S) (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Duck Creek on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

DM&E - E. Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1899
Pratt pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - East Fork Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over East Fork Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Foster Viaduct #3 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Boyd Branch on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Furmans Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Furmans Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Goose Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1919
Timber Stringer bridge over Goose Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Indian Creek Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Indian Creek on Railroad (DM&E)
Open to traffic

DM&E - Kirkwood Boulevard Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1902
I-Beam and Trestle Bridge over Kirkwood Boulevard on railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Little Walnut Creek Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Walnut Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Mad Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1901; Raised during a USACE project taking place 1976-77
Deck plate girder bridge over Mad Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Mill Creek Bridge (Clinton County, Iowa)
through plate girder bridge over Mill Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Mill Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mill Creek/2nd Street on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Miners Creek Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1906
Warren Pony truss bridge over Miners Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Monkey Run Tributary Arch Culvert (Louisa County, Iowa)
Concrete culvert bridge over Monkey Run Tributary on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Natural Stream Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Natural Stream on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Olathea Creek Culvert (Scott County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Olathea Creek on Dakota, Minnesota, & Rastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Outlet Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Paint Creek Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pratt Through Truss bridge over Paint Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Pine Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Deck girder bridge over Pine Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Pool Slough Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pool Slough on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Richland Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Richland Creek on Railroad (DM&E)
Open to traffic

DM&E - Richland Creek Viaduct (Keokuk County, Iowa)
Built 1944
Deck plate girder bridge over Richland Creek on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - River Drive Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1957-8
Pony/through plate girder bridge over River Drive/US61 on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Rock Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built sometime between 1933-37 due to the construction of Lock & Dam 16
Concrete slab bridge over Rock Creek on Railroad (DM&E)
Open to traffic

DM&E - Shady Creek Culvert (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Concrete culvert bridge over Shady Creek on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Short Creek Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Build 1929
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Short Creek on abandoned Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Abandoned

DM&E - Small Stream Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Small Stream on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - South Monroe Avenue Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1966
Steel stringer bridge over S Monroe Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Spencer Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Tete des Morts Creek Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Tete des Morts Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Turkey River Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Two spans washed out 2008
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Turkey River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Unnamed Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Unnamed Stream Culvert (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Concrete culvert bridge over Unnamed Stream on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Whiskey Run Bridge (Mid) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Whisky Run on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Wornall Road Overpass (Clay County, Missouri)
Built 1903, Reinforced with new exterior beams Ca. 2018
Steel stringer bridge over Wornall Rd on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad/Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Yellow River Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Yellow River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - 115th Street Overpass (Clayton County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over 115th Street on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - 3rd Street Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1955
Steel stringer bridge over 3rd Street on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Basswood Creek Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Basswood Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Beaver Creek Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Bridge over Beaver Creek on Railroad
Open

DME - Black Bridge Spring Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Small Stream on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Black Hawk Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Bridge over Blackhawk Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #16 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #17 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #2 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1928
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #20 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #4 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1903
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek #5 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1985 using a relocated 1945 girder
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open

DME - Bloody Run Creek Bridge #1 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Replaced 2012
Steel stringer bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

DME - Bloody Run Creek Bridge #9 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over bloody run creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bloody Run Creek Bridge (Westernmost) (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1906
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bridge #I-1110 (Keokuk County, Iowa)
Built 1909
Concrete Slab Bridge over Farm Road on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bridge #K-282 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bridge #K-284 (Clayton County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bridge #K-56 (Jackson County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Unnamed Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Buck Creek Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Buck Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Bud Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bud Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Cameron Road Overpass (Clay County, Missouri)
Built 1930
Deck plate girder bridge over Cameron Road on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Castalia Overpass (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1932
Through Plate Girder bridge over U.S. 52 on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Cedar River Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Truss bridge over Big Cedar River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Chariton River Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chariton River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Crow Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built in the 1950s
Deck plate girder bridge over Crow Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Davis Road Overpass (Wayne County, Iowa)
Bridge over Davis Road (J54) on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Deer Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Des Moines River Bridge (East Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Dobbins Creek Bridge (Mower County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dobbins Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Dogwood Avenue Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1909
Concrete stringer bridge over Dagwood Avenue on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Donaldson Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Replaced 2011
Steel stringer bridge over Donaldson Creek on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

DME - Drainage Ditch Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch on Railroad
Open to traffic

DME - Drainage Ditch Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Bridge over Draingage Ditch on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic