Marion, IL

Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Marion Depot

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1920

Williamson County

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.733949,-88.927448

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Marion Illinois Central Depot

Marion Illinois Central Depot 2019

David Cantrell

Marion Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad Depot 1975

Edward Bridges

Marion Illinois Central Depot

Marion Illinois Central Depot

Marion ICRR Station 1916

Illinois Central Magazine

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1920

Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad, 14 mile round trip train ride

Phil Valdez

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1971

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1975

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1976

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Marion Crab Orchard & Egyptian Passenger Train 1976

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Marion Illinois Central Depot 1976

Marion Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad Depot

Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad in Marion, Illinois 1975

Marion Illinois Central Depot 1975

Fire Destroys Marion Illinois Central Depot
Article by O. R. Walley states that sparks left from welding maintenance may have caused the blaze. Two acetylene tanks exploded creating a tornado of blue flames through the structure. The blueprints for Marion, Indiana were used to build this structure while the other town received a smaller building. A follow up piece stated the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad planned to continue operation of its tour train using a caboose as an office.

Photo by Ed Greer, Southern Illinoisan, 14 Jun 1977

Marion Illinois Central Depot after fire 1977

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Marion Illinois Central Depot 2019

David Cantrell

Marion Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad Depot 2019
Depot burnt on June 13, 1977
Rebuilt 1983-84
source: Edward Bridges

David Cantrell

Marion Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad Depot 2019

David Cantrell

Marion Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad Depot 1977

David Cantrell

Marion Illinois Central Depot 2018
Crab Orchard Egyptian Railroad

David Cantrell

Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad
Locomotive 1161

Progressive Rail Locomotive 33 at Marion 2018

David Cantrell

Marion Carnegie Library 1916

Illinois Central Magazine

Crab Orchard & Egyptian -  Marion IL Depot

Crab Orchard & Egyptian

Crab Orchard and Egyptian RR Marion IL [photo by Walter Neal]