NOTE: Peoria Area Rail Users are posted alphabetically by railroad station
Midwest Generation LLC has been operator of the large Powerton Generating Station since 1999, but operations at this site date more than eight decades. Commonwealth Edison opened the first units in 1928. At present, units that went online in 1972 and 1975 each provide 893 MW capacity for a total of 1,786 MW’s.
Due to a requirement to install new emissions control equipment that required removal of existing rail facilities, a new three-mile rail loop was constructed and placed into service in the summer of 2010.
Presently, 135-car Union Pacific coal trains arrive daily at the Illinois & Midland Railroad’s adjacent Crescent Yard. IMRR crews then deliver the coal trains to Midwest Generation.
- David P. Jordan