Cisne, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 62.9

B&O Cisne Depot

Cisne B & O Railroad Depot

Duane Carrell, B & O Historical Society

Bedford Township

Wayne County

Southwest corner of Park and the railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.51375501,-88.43642

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The town of Cisne was started as a result of the building of the Springfield Division of the Ohio & Mississippi railroad. The railroad depot was the second building built and the first post office was at the rail facility.

History of Wayne and Clay Counties Illinois, Globe Publishing Co, 183 Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 1884, p. 237.

1938 Cisne Aerial View

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Cisne Map

1920 - Passenger Train at Cisne

Courtesy of Bob Tickner

1937 - First Oil Shipment at Cisne Depot by Pure Oil Company

Courtesy of Bob Tickner

Cisne B&O Depot

B&O Cisne Depot

Former Cisne, Illinois B and O Depot

Keith Bunner