Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States.wikipedia
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Canadian Pacific Railway

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States.
The company acquired two American lines in 2009: the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad.

Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad

Chicago & Iowa RailroadICEICER
The DM&E purchased the assets of I&M Rail Link railroad in 2002, renaming it Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad.
Formerly, the IC&E was jointly owned with the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad by Cedar American Rail Holdings (CARH), making the combined system the largest class II railroad in the US.

Chicago and North Western Transportation Company

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The DM&E began operations on September 5, 1986, over trackage spun off from the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company in South Dakota and Minnesota.
Large line sales, such as those that resulted in the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, further helped reduce the railroad to a mainline core with several regional feeders and branches.

South Dakota

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States. Huron Subdivision — Tracy, Minnesota to Huron, South Dakota
BNSF Railway is the largest railroad in South Dakota; the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad (formerly the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern) is the state's other major carrier.

Winona, Minnesota

WinonaWinona, MN, Virginia
Due to pressure from customers and Senator Larry Pressler from South Dakota, a deal was reached and announced on April 24, 1986, creating the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad out of sections of CNW from Winona, Minnesota, to Rapid City, South Dakota. Waseca Subdivision — Winona to Waseca, Minnesota
The Milwaukee Road is now Canadian Pacific, as is the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern, which operates the former Chicago & North Western line from Winona to the west.

Waseca Subdivision

Waseca Subdivision — Winona to Waseca, Minnesota
The Waseca Subdivision or Waseca Sub is a railway line in southern Minnesota owned and operated by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E) subsidiary of Canadian Pacific.

Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad

Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern
On January 2, 2014 CP announced that all track west of Tracy, Minnesota was to be sold to Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, a short line operator.
The Genesee & Wyoming, a holding company of mostly short line railroads, formed the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern to acquire the western end of the former Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E) rail line from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).

Tracy Subdivision

Tracy Subdivision — Waseca to Tracy, Minnesota
The Tracy Subdivision or Tracy Sub is a railway line in southern Minnesota owned and operated by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E) subsidiary of Canadian Pacific.

Tracy, Minnesota

Tracy
On January 2, 2014 CP announced that all track west of Tracy, Minnesota was to be sold to Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, a short line operator. Tracy Subdivision — Waseca to Tracy, Minnesota The next day the railroad announced its intention to sell the entire ex-DM&E west of Tracy, Minnesota, roughly 700 mi of track. Huron Subdivision — Tracy, Minnesota to Huron, South Dakota
Currently, Tracy is still a division point on the Canadian Pacific Railway (formerly the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad), where railroad crews from both east and west exchange trains.

Huron Subdivision

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Huron Subdivision — Tracy, Minnesota to Huron, South Dakota
From 1986 it was a part of Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, which later became a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Powder River Basin

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In 1997, DM&E announced plans to expand into the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Wyoming and provide unit coal train service from that area.
A third railroad, the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, faced strong resistance from many parties for its attempts to extend its rail line into the coal mining area, but while the plan was eventually approved by regulating authorities, the project was abandoned after the railroad was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Mason City, Iowa

Mason CityMason City, IAMason
Hartland Subdivision — Waseca, Minnesota to Mason City, Iowa
The Canadian Pacific track is part of its US subsidiary the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad ( former I&M Rail Link and Milwaukee Road trackage.

Railroad classes

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States.

Minnesota

MNState of MinnesotaMinnesota, USA
The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States. Waseca Subdivision — Winona to Waseca, Minnesota Tracy Subdivision — Waseca to Tracy, Minnesota Huron Subdivision — Tracy, Minnesota to Huron, South Dakota

Great Plains

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States.

United States

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The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad is a Class II railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the Northern Plains of the United States.

Wyoming

WYWyoming, USAState of Wyoming
In 1997, DM&E announced plans to expand into the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Wyoming and provide unit coal train service from that area. Portions of the railroad also extend into Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.

Nebraska

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Portions of the railroad also extend into Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.

Iowa

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Portions of the railroad also extend into Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. The combined system directly connects Chicago through Iowa to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and continues as far west as Rapid City, South Dakota.

Illinois

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Portions of the railroad also extend into Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.

Larry Pressler

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Due to pressure from customers and Senator Larry Pressler from South Dakota, a deal was reached and announced on April 24, 1986, creating the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad out of sections of CNW from Winona, Minnesota, to Rapid City, South Dakota. Many of the negotiations were handled by the office of Senator Larry Pressler and his legal counsel Kevin V. Schieffer.

I&M Rail Link

IMRL
The DM&E purchased the assets of I&M Rail Link railroad in 2002, renaming it Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad.

Chicago

Chicago, IllinoisChicago, ILCity of Chicago
The combined system directly connects Chicago through Iowa to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and continues as far west as Rapid City, South Dakota.

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas CityKansas City, MOMissouri (Kansas City)
The combined system directly connects Chicago through Iowa to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and continues as far west as Rapid City, South Dakota.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Twin CitiesMetropolitan Statistical AreaMinneapolis–St. Paul
The combined system directly connects Chicago through Iowa to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and continues as far west as Rapid City, South Dakota.