Junction, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 5.8

B&O Junction Depot

B & O Consolidated 2836 at Junction, 1954

Philip R. Hastings photo
Courtesy Classic Trains magazine

Also known as Cypress and Cypress Junction

Gold Hill Township Township

Gallatin County

Northwest corner of Front and East St.

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.72398401,-88.23509498

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History

The village nearest the B & O and L & N junction north of Shawneetown, Illinois has had several names over the years. The earliest O & M schedules have St. L & S. E. Junction. The milepost was eventually shortened to Junction

According to the Goodspeed Publishing book on the history of five southern Illinois counties, the grade between Shawneetown and Equality was completed in 1840.

History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois by Goodspeed Publishing, 1887.

People of the State of Illinois et al., Petitioners, v. United States of America and Interstate Commerce Commission,respondents, 604 F.2d 519 (7th Cir. 1979)

Junction Map

Survey Map Shows B&O and L&N Junction

Gallatin County Courthouse

Junction Track Layout

Eldorado Library

Junction L&N Depot Surrounded by Water, 2/6/1937

National Archives

1937 B & O Flood Relief Train at Junction

Photo from H O Turner Photo Collection donated to Shawneetown Library