Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad COER #89

Nature of Firm

COER operates freight service from a connection with UP at Marion,IL to Mande, IL and Ordill, IL (8.5 miles). A separate five-mile branch operates from a BNSF connection at Herrin, IL. Traffic includes grain, fertilizer,lumber, coal, paper, steel, oil products, chemicals, scrap iron and manufactured goods.


The COER was incorporated July 2, 1971. The property was acquired by COER in 1977 without abandonment with freight service starting October 18, 1971. The Herrin Line (ICG) was acquired September 11, 1987.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad 
514 North Market Street
Marion, IL 62959

Phone 618-910-8273
Fax 618-667-9804
Email Address


Jordan Buck
Director Marketing Services

Company Affiliation Progressive Rail, Inc.
21778 Highview Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Interchange Points Marion, IL
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI