Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY) - 2008
The Burlington Junction Railway was formed in 1985 to operate the former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad track in Burlington in southeastern Iowa. In 1996, the BJRY began switching operations in Mount Pleasant. In 2003, BJRY leased two line segments near Quincy, ILL., from the BNSF Railway and began operations. The railroad is headquartered in Burlington.
Currently, the BJRY provides switching operations in Burlington, West Burlington, Mount Pleasant, and Ottumwa; as well as three locations in Illinois - Quincy, Rochelle, and Montgomery - connecting to the BNSF Railway. The railroad operates a total of 22 miles of which 4.5 miles are located in Iowa. The BJRY employs a total of 22 people of which six are located in Iowa.
Major commodities handled by the BJRY include lumber, wallboard, flour, salt, fertilizer, grain, paper rolls, plastic pellets, and miscellaneous products.