Old Shawneetown, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 0.7

B&O Old Shawneetown Depot

1938 Shawneetown Railroad Yard Aerial View

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Shawnee Township

Gallatin County

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.697123,-88.149430

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Milepost 0.7 known as Wyatt on the B & O schedule was the junction with the L & N railroad that had a depot just west of the B & O. The next 5.3 miles of track that extended to the west side of the town of Junction were shared between the two railroads. According to the Sentinel 2nd Quarter 2015 Magazine, the B & O agreement to perform track maintenance while sharing the cost with the L & N dated back to the 1870's.

Shawneetown Yard Map

Shawneetown Aerial Photo Shows Old Roundhouse Location, 1/25/1938

National Archives

Peabody Railroad at Old Shawneetown

Illinois Coal Maps