Chicago, Ft Wayne & Eastern Railroad CFE #612

Nature of Firm

CFE operates freight service from Crestline, OH through Lima, OH through Fort Wayne, IN to Tolleston, IN and trackage rights over CSXT to Chicago to reach the Indiana Harbor Belt. CFE also operates four branches off its main line, for 273 total miles operated. 


Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis leased and started operations of this former CSXT line in August 2004. Today the CFE is a RailAmerica road with an annual volume of over 39,000 cars per year. Major commodities moved include lumber, paper, chemicals, steel beams, shelled corn and hazardous materials.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad
2715 Wayne Trace
Ft. Wayne, IN 46803

Phone 260-267-9346
Web Site

Joseph Parsons
General Manager

Mark Darrow
Manager Marketing & Sales

Company Affiliation Genesee & Wyoming
Interchange Points Chicago, IL via IHB
Agreement Type Interline Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI