Flora, IL

Engine House and Turntable

B&O Railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.667395,-88.490192

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History

There was a eight-stall engine house perpendicular to the yard tracks across from the depot for equipment built around 1899. The railroad moved shop operations from Pana after its construction. It burnt in March, 1951. A second building was built over two of the existing pits placed parallel to the yard rails. According to Bob Dagg, former B & O employee and coworker with my grandpa, the railway turntable was rarely used when he worked there and was removed in the early 1970s and the pit filled.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, December 1997

Pana, Illinois Centennial 1856-1956

Flora Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse 1938

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Flora Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse 1956

USGS Earth Explorer

Flora Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse 1966

USGS Earth Explorer

Flora B and O Yards, C and O Locomotive on Siding

Provided by Pete Thayer, taken by Tom Wilson

B and O GP30 #6937 Flora, Illinois 1970

Keith Bunner

Flora, Illinois former B&O Depot