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
Northwest corner of Front and East St.
Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.72398401,-88.23509498
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)
Survey Map Shows B&O and L&N Junction
Gallatin County Courthouse
Junction Track Layout
1938 Junction Aerial View
Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs
Junction L&N Depot Surrounded by Water, 2/6/1937
1937 B & O Flood Relief Train at Junction
Photo from H O Turner Photo Collection donated to Shawneetown Library
Junction Industries 1973