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Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad

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The Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad (KBSR) was formed in 1977 to operate a 25 mile segment of former New York Central trackage between Sheldon and Kankakee, Illinois. As the larger connecting railroads continued their efforts to downsize, KBSR continued to grow, reaching 155 miles by 1995. The KBSR serves a predominately agricultural region of the midwest. Its customer base consists of grain elevators and agri-chemical distributors. KBSR interchanges with most major railroads -- CSXT, CN, NS and UP and with regional carrier, TPW. With multiple interchanges available, KBSR customers have the opportunity to reach a number of different markets.

Daily service is provided to KBSR customers on an as-needed basis. A fleet of KBSR covered hoppers are available to customers who load into the midwest processing markets, the southeast pork and poultry markets or into the export market via the Gulf of Mexico.

Choice industrial and distribution sites are available.
Contact KBSR for details:

Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad
2347 North US Route 52
P. O. Box 119
Iroquois, IL 60945


155 Owned
166 miles Operated


Six 2000 HP G.P. 38-2M Locomotives

284 4,750 cubic-foot
Covered Hoppers

Commodities Transported

Bird Seed
Agricultural Chemicals

Customers Served

Ceres Solutions
Crop. Prod. Services
Drug Plastics
Heritage FS
Donovan Fertilizer
Senesac Fertilizer
Wagner Products
ADM Growmark
Boswell Chase Grain, Inc
Chebanse Grain
Donovan Elevator
Heaton Elevator
Heritage FS
Kentland Elevator
Stewart Grain
Stockland Elevator
Tate & Lyle

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