Thackeray, IL

L&N Railroad

Milepost: 377.01

L&N Thackeray Depot

Thackeray L & N Depot

Harrelson, Ralph S., A New Geography of Illinois: Hamilton County. Benton, IL: Illinois Magazine XVII, No. 2 (February 1978)

Crook Township

Hamilton County

Southwest corner of intersection of County Road 1355 N and the railroad track

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.119909,-88.454589

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The St. Louis and Southeastern Railroad named milepost 377 after the English novelist and author, William Makepeace Thackeray. The depot was retired on 10/27/1950.

The Yesterdays of Hamilton County

1938 Thackeray Depot Aerial Photo

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

1938 Aerial View of Thackeray

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Thackeray Map

Courtesy of James Gholson

Thackeray L&N Depot was located on the south side (left) of the tracks

David Cantrell, August, 2018

Facing East in Thackeray, IL

David Cantrell, August, 2018

L & N Train and 544 Passenger Car at Thackeray
L & N 544 built by L & N RR between 1904 and 1907

Courtesy of James Gholson

Savatran ES44AC 1982