Tazewell & Peoria Railroad Inc. TZPR #753

Nature of Firm

The Tazewell & Peoria Railroad (TZPR) is a 24-mile short line terminal and switching railroad that also operates over 100 miles of yard and industrial track. TZPR interchanges with BNSF Railway; Canadian National; Illinois & Midland Railroad; Iowa Interstate Railroad; Keokuk Junction Railway; Norfolk Southern; Pioneer Industrial Railway; Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway; and Union Pacific Railroad.

Commodities transported include chemicals, coal, construction machinery, food and feed products, forest products, and steel and scrap.


The predecessor railroad to the TZPR was the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway (PPU) that began operating in Illinois in 1881. At one time, the PPU was owned jointly by UP, CN and NS. The TZPR was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming, a railroad holding company, in 2004.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Inc.
301 Wesley Road 
Creve Coeur, IL 61610

Phone 309-694-8619
Fax 309-694-8609
Web Site www.gwrr.com

Spencer White
President & General Manager
Phone: 217-788-8603
Mike Vetter
Chief Marketing & Customer Service Officer
Phone: 217-788-8633
Fax: 217-788-8660

Company Affiliation Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.
Interchange Points Peoria, IL
Agreement Type Switch Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI