Midwest Trans-Load's Captain Mine Terminal located at 1967 Pyatt Cutler Road, Cutler, Illinois once served is the top-side area (the coal preparation and loading functions took place on this site) for Arch Coal Company's Captain Mine. This was the largest strip mine in Illinois, shipping 6 million tons of coal by rail per year. Most of the infrastructure that served this massive operation is still in place. The Captain Mine Terminal is located on 500 acres in the southwest corner of Perry County, Illinois approximately 10 miles south west of Pinckneyville, Illinois, 65 miles south east of the St. Louis metropolitan area and approximately 70 miles northeast of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
We are directly served by the Union Pacific and Canadian National railroads.
The terminal includes 45,000 feet of storage track space, with 5 storage tracks capable of holding unit trains of more than 100 cars each. We have stored as many as 950 railcars at one time.
All tracks arc constructed with 132 pound rail and are in excellent condition.
On site certified truck and in-motion rail scales are available.
128KV and 12,500V electric power is available throughout the terminal.
Two 900 ton/hour covered conveyors are used to transfer bulk materials from truck to rail.
The terminal is located on 80,000 pound roads approximately 20 miles from Interstate 64.
Midwest Trans-Load is equipped to load unit trains of various products.
The terminal is set up to handle a variety of products, including lumber, sand, plastic pellets, fertilizer, soda ash, liquid calcium chloride, lime stone and ground marble. We have space available for 50 or more car spots for trans-loading.
Acreage is available for the construction of facilities for industrial and warehouse customers.
Southern Illinois Motor Xpress, a regional trucking company with over 150 power units, is headquartered at the terminal. SIMX specializes in Bulk product handling.
The terminal lies within the Mississippi Delta Region, a Federal program designed to promote development in the region. Numerous state and federal grants and development programs are available for this location.
Midwest Trans-Load works with several related companies operating rail to barge, truck to barge and barge to rail terminals on the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers.