JA Tower C and A Crossing

Springfield, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 182.5

Sangamon County

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 39.80423117,-89.65158042

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History

The C & A Railroad shared Third Street while the B & O and Illinois Central traveled down Madison Street. At Third Street, the two segments intersected. On the northeast side of the intersection was the C & A Freight House which would later be purchased by the B & O. South of the intersection was the C & A passenger depot. It remains and is an Amtrak station today.

JA Tower occupied the southwest corner of this crossing.

Springfield 3rd & Madison Street Aerial

Larry Senalik

Northeast Aerial of Springfield

Larry Senalik

JA Tower, Springfield, IL

John P Kohlberg

Springfield Illinois Central JA Tower 1977

C & A Passenger Depot

Library of Congress

B&O/ICG, Springfield, Illinois, 1972