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Encyclopedia > Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad

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Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
The Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (AAR reporting mark EJE) is a short line railroad operating in Chicago, Illinois, and the suburbs around Chicago.
The Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Co. of Illinois was incorporated on March 18, 1887, and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Co. of Indiana was incorporated on April 13, 1887.
The current Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway was created on December 4, 1888 when the two rail companies merged together, and the new railway officially began operations on January 1, 1889.
Joliet, IL (611 words)
Today Joliet is served by several railroads, as well as Interstate Highways 55 and 80, which intersect a few miles southwest of the city.
The quarrying of limestone, with a bluish-white tinge, earned Joliet the nickname “City of Stone.” The Illinois and Michigan Canal was both a consumer of stone in the building of locks, bridges, and aqueducts and, after its completion in 1848, an artery for shipping stone to regional customers.
Joliet's economy entered a period of decline in the late 1970s and by 1983 its unemployment rate stood at 26 percent.
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