Keokuk Junction Railway Company (KJRY)

Pioneer Lines operates 114 miles of track from Peoria, Illinois to Keokuk, Iowa and 12 miles of track from LaHarpe, Illinois to Lomax, Illinois. Pioneer Railcorp was assigned trackage rights from Lomax, Illinois to Ft Madison, Iowa allowing the KJRY to interchange traffic with the Union Pacific.

Manufacturing is the largest industry in Illinois accounting for 13% of the state’s GDP. Illinois is a leading manufacturing state of farm machinery, machine tools and heavy industrial construction equipment. Notable corporations that call Illinois home are; Caterpillar and Deere and Co.

Chemical manufacturing is also a strong industry producing; cleaning, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, paint and resins. Business across the state benefit from Illinois’ extensive transportation network and robust logistic industry.

Agriculture and food production, Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Services, Information and Communications Technology are other major industries in the state of Iowa.

Chemicals, Corn Syrup, Fertilizer, Grain, Minerals, Scrap Iron and Steel

BNSF– Keokuk, IA & Peoria, IL
CN –    Peoria, IL
NS –    Peoria, IL
UP –    Sommer, IL & Peoria, IL

Interchange Type:
Interline Carrier

263,000 lbs.

Miles Operated:

General Freight Tariff 5000
KJRY Rate Tariff 8000
KJRY Rate Tariff 8000_01012021
Fuel Surcharge Tariff KJRY9003

Credit Application
Right of Entry Process_12102020
Temporary Right of Entry Application_12102020
Facility Application_12102020
Tower Application_12102020
Wireline Specification for Clearance
Specification for Pipeline Occupancy 
Flagging Rate Agreement_12102020


100 Mississippi Drive
Keokuk, IA 52632

Business Development:
Nathan Johns
Vice President of Business Development

Customer Service:

Wesley Lofton
Director of Safety and Operating Practices

Storage & Purchasing:
Commercial Group