Pana, IL

B&O Railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 39.391303,-89.077627

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Pana, Illinois Railroad Shops were built by the Springfield and Illinois South-Eastern Railway Company in 1873. Destroyed by a tornado a year later, they were rebuilt and used by both the Ohio and Mississippi and B&O Southwestern Railroads. The division was moved to Flora in 1899. The facilities included a 16-stall roundhouse, machine shop, power plant, transfer table, 2-story car shop, turn table, blacksmith shop, and offices.

Pana, Illinois Centennial 1856-1956

Former Pana, Illinois Railroad Shops Aerial 1938

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Springfield and Illinois South-Eastern Railway Shops built in 1872

Terre Haute Daily Gazette, Hoosier State Chronicles

O and M Pana Shop Report 1882

Illinois Railroad and Warehouse Annual Report