The Logansport, Peoria & Burlington Railroad consisted of two companies: lines east of Peoria (east of the Illinois River) and lines west of Peoria. Both of these lines were constructed by the Peoria & Oquawka Railroad In 1860, the LP&B operated 171 miles of line in Illinois, about the distance between Effner, IL and East Burlington, IL (on the Mississippi River) via Peoria.

The Logansport, Peoria & Burlington Railroad (lines east) was incorporated on September 12, 1854, by change of name from the Logansport & Pacific Railway, incorporated on May 7, 1853.   On February 21, 1861, the Logansport, Peoria & Burlington Railroad purchased the eastern division (lines east of the Illinois River) of the Peoria & Oquawka Railroad.  This company became part of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis (PRR) giving the PRR access to Peoria.

[CBQ] Logansport, Peoria & Burlington R.R. and Peoria & Oquawka Railroad

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