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Finkl Steel Moving

As reported in Crain's Chicago Business, Finkl Steel has been sold and will shut down their plant at Cortland and the river where they have operated since 1902. This event will mark the end of operations on the Deerline Line.

Chicago Terminal Railroad

A new shortline, the Chicago Terminal Railroad, is set to take over operations from CP Rail on the former Milwaukee Road lines later this month. Chicago Terminal Railroad is part of the Chicago-based Iowa Eastern holding company which operates other shortlines.

New Version

We are currently working on version 5 of Our targeted release date is summer 2007.

Deering Line Article in the 1st Quarter TMR

The first quarter 2006 The Milwaukee Railroader featured an extensive article on the Deering Line by Tom Burke. The Milwaukee Railroader is a high quality quarterly magazine published by The Milwaukee Road Historical Association. Visit them on the web at for information on becoming a member or how to purchase individual issues.