Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad was acquired by Canadian Pacific Railway on October 4, 2007

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Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp.

140 North Phillips,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104-6724
United States,
(605) 782-1200

Lombard financed the formation of The Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation ("DM&E") in 1986 to acquire assets of the Chicago and North Western Transportation System. In 1996, DM&E expanded its geographical coverage through the acquisition of the 203-mile Colony Line from Union Pacific. In 2002, DM&E, through its subsidiary Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation, acquired substantially all assets of the 1,403 mile I&M Rail Link, thereby creating the eighth largest contiguous rail system operating in the U.S. Since Lombard's initial investment, and with additional equity infusions by Lombard, DM&E has significantly expanded its business and improved its financial performance.


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