East St. Louis, IL

Before Cone Yard

B&O Railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.632467,-90.154945

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History

In 1856, the O&M Railroad built engine and service shops and a turntable in the area where Cone Yard would be built in 1909. Around 1875, the shops were phased out. A new roundhouse was built. A roundhouse was constructed during the 1880s. The tornado of 1896 hit the facility. A photo of the remains is on this page.

B&Os Washington, Indiana, Shops by Edward Young in The Sentinel from Baltimore and Ohio RR Society, First Quarter 2012

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse After 1896 Tornado Pre-Cone Yard

Tornado scenes in St. Louis by Chicago Rand, McNally and Co. [1896]

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse After 1896 Tornado Pre-Cone Yard

Sanborn™ Fire Insurance Map Provided Courtesy of the Library of Congress

East St. Louis Louisville and Nashville Roundhouse left Baltimore and Ohio Imprint right 1938

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs