The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company is a privately owned and managed regional railroad company operating in the southern half of the State of Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The company operates over 600 miles of branch and mainline track traversing a total of 20 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is Wisconsin s third largest railroad. Headquartered in Milwaukee the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad connects within the state with all the western Class One railroads Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific. With direct access to Chicago, Wisconsin and Southern connects with the eastern Class One s CSX and Norfolk Southern. In addition to the Belt Railway in Chicago, the railroad also has access to harbor facilities in Prairie du Chien. Wisconsin and Southern has branch offices in Janesville, Madison and Horicon. Since its inception in 1980, WSOR has quadrupled the freight business served on the lines by their previous owners. The company employs more than 200 people.