East St. Louis, IL

Cone Yard

B&O Railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.633651,-90.151814

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History

In 1909, the B&O constructed an engine terminal and roundhouse at Cone Yard. Remains of the facility are still present in 2020 but may not last much longer.

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

Expansion and Modernization of Cone Yard at East. St. Louis, IL, began in August, 1945 and was completed December, 1946. The rail facilities include 24 classification tracks, a ten-stall engine house, a 115-foot turntable, and a new modern coaling station.

B and O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Construction

Railway Age v.124 1948 Apr-Jun, Hathitrust.org

East St. Louis B&O Cone Yard Turntable

B&O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

East St. Louis B&O Cone Yard Roundhouse

B&O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

East St. Louis B&O Engine House

B&O Railroad Museum

East St. Louis B&O Cone Yard Office and Control Tower

B&O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

East St. Louis B&O Cone Yard Washstand

B&O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

Train 55 at Cone Yard

B&O Employees Magazine

B and O Cone Yard, April, 1948

B and O Magazine, April, 1948, Mike Lusher

B&O Engine 5093 Pride of Cone Yard

B&O Employees Magazine

B&O Ditch Crew

B&O Employees Magazine

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse Sanborn Map

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

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Roundhouse Map 1948

Railway Age v.124 1948 Apr-Jun, Hathitrust.org

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Roundhouse Map East End 1948

Railway Age v.124 1948 Apr-Jun, Hathitrust.org

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio, Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy, and Louisville and Nashville Roundhouses 1968

Created by David Cantrell using USGS Earth Explorer

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Roundhouse 1974

USGS Earth Explorer

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Roundhouse 2019

Google Earth

Rear View Train at Cone Yard

Don Morice

Locomotive at Cone Yard

Don Morice

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Yardmaster Office and Tower

Railway Age v.124 1948 Apr-Jun, Hathitrust.org

East St. Louis Baltimore and Ohio Cone Yard Coaling Tower

Railway Age v.124 1948 Apr-Jun, Hathitrust.org

CSX Cone Yard

William A. Shaffer

B&O roundhouse and turntable East St. Louis

CSX - East St. Louis, IL

Going, Going...Cone

B&O - East St. Louis, IL

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