Then and Now Railroad Photos

Benton, Illinois<br/>Illinois Central Depot<br/>1920 - 2018 1920 2018


Benton, Illinois
Illinois Central Depot
1920 - 2018

First Photo
1920

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Broughton, Illinois<br/>L&N Depot<br/>1912-2017 1912 2017


Broughton, Illinois
L&N Depot
1912-2017

First Photo
1912

Illinois Annual Railroad and Warehouse Commission Report

Second Photo
2017

David Cantrell

Brownsville, Illinois<br/>Big 4 Overpass<br/>1907 - 2019 1907 2019


Brownsville, Illinois
Big 4 Overpass
1907 - 2019

First Photo
1907

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Carlyle, Illinois<br/>B&O Depot<br/>1914 - 2018 1914 2018


Carlyle, Illinois
B&O Depot
1914 - 2018

First Photo
1914

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Carmi, Illinois<br/>Union Station<br/>1912 - 1983 1912 1983


Carmi, Illinois
Union Station
1912 - 1983

First Photo
1912

Illinois Annual Railroad and Warehouse Commission Report

Second Photo
1983

Dahlgren, Illinois<br/>L&N Depot<br/>1912 - 2019 1912 2019


Dahlgren, Illinois
L&N Depot
1912 - 2019

First Photo
1912

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Eldorado, Illinois Station<br/>Southern Illinois Railway and Power Company<br/>Then - 2018 Then 2018


Eldorado, Illinois Station
Southern Illinois Railway and Power Company
Then - 2018

First Photo
Then

Steve Shults

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Flora, Illinois<br/>B&O Depot<br/>1926 - 2017 1926 2017


Flora, Illinois
B&O Depot
1926 - 2017

First Photo
1926

Second Photo
2017

David Cantrell

Forman CBQ Depot Moved to Vienna<br/>2000 - 2018 2000<br/>Clarence Allbritten offered to donate the former Forman CB&Q depot so that it could be preserved. Gary Hacker, president of the Johnson County Historical and Genealogical Society immediately accepted the donation. Clifford Veach purchased the building in 1942 from the railroad and moved to his farm saving it from being razed. Mr. Allbritten bought the Veach farm and kept the roof intact thereby enabling its restoration. The building was moved by Kennedy Brothers Movers of Metropolis. The new home is the Vienna city park next to the Tunnel Hill Trail visitors center. 2018


Forman CBQ Depot Moved to Vienna
2000 - 2018

First Photo
2000
Clarence Allbritten offered to donate the former Forman CB&Q depot so that it could be preserved. Gary Hacker, president of the Johnson County Historical and Genealogical Society immediately accepted the donation. Clifford Veach purchased the building in 1942 from the railroad and moved to his farm saving it from being razed. Mr. Allbritten bought the Veach farm and kept the roof intact thereby enabling its restoration. The building was moved by Kennedy Brothers Movers of Metropolis. The new home is the Vienna city park next to the Tunnel Hill Trail visitors center.

Photo by Ceasar Maragni, Southern Illinoisan, 17 Feb 2000

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Harrisburg, Illinois<br/>Southern Illinois Railway and Power Company Car Barn<br/>Then - 2018 Then 2018<br/>Bulldog Systems


Harrisburg, Illinois
Southern Illinois Railway and Power Company Car Barn
Then - 2018

First Photo
Then

Second Photo
2018
Bulldog Systems

David Cantrell

Johnston City, Illinois<br/>Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot<br/>1912 - 2018 1912 2018


Johnston City, Illinois
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot
1912 - 2018

First Photo
1912

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Junction, Illinois<br/>L&N Depot<br/>1937 - 2018 1937 2018


Junction, Illinois
L&N Depot
1937 - 2018

First Photo
1937

HO Turner Collection

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Marion, Illinois<br/>Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot<br/>1915 - 2019 1915 2019


Marion, Illinois
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot
1915 - 2019

First Photo
1915

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Marion, Illinois<br/>Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot<br/>Then - 2019 Then 2019


Marion, Illinois
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot
Then - 2019

First Photo
Then

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Marion, Illinois<br/>Illinois Central Depot<br/>1916 - 2019 1916 2019


Marion, Illinois
Illinois Central Depot
1916 - 2019

First Photo
1916

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Marion Illinois Central Depot Rises From Ashes<br/>1977 - 2019 1977<br/>Article by O. R. Walley states that sparks left from welding maintenance may have caused the blaze. Two acetylene tanks exploded creating a tornado of blue flames through the structure. The blueprints for Marion, Indiana were used to build this structure while the other town received a smaller building. A follow up piece stated the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad planned to continue operation of its tour train using a caboose as an office. 2019


Marion Illinois Central Depot Rises From Ashes
1977 - 2019

First Photo
1977
Article by O. R. Walley states that sparks left from welding maintenance may have caused the blaze. Two acetylene tanks exploded creating a tornado of blue flames through the structure. The blueprints for Marion, Indiana were used to build this structure while the other town received a smaller building. A follow up piece stated the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad planned to continue operation of its tour train using a caboose as an office.

Photo by Ed Greer, Southern Illinoisan, 14 Jun 1977

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Marion Illinois Central Depot<br/>1977 - 2018 1977 2018


Marion Illinois Central Depot
1977 - 2018

First Photo
1977

David Cantrell

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

New Shawneetown, Illinois<br/>B&O Depot<br/>Then - 2017 Then 2017


New Shawneetown, Illinois
B&O Depot
Then - 2017

First Photo
Then

Duane Carrell and
the B & O Historical Society

Second Photo
2017

David Cantrell

Norris City, Illinois B&O Depot<br/>Then - 2018 Then 2018


Norris City, Illinois B&O Depot
Then - 2018

First Photo
Then

Edward Oliver

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Old Shawneetown, Illinois<br/>L&N Depot<br/>Then - 2017 Then 2017


Old Shawneetown, Illinois
L&N Depot
Then - 2017

First Photo
Then

Gallatin County Historical Society

Second Photo
2017

David Cantrell

Old Shawneetown, Illinois<br/>Ohio River Bridge<br/>1955 - 2021 1955 2021


Old Shawneetown, Illinois
Ohio River Bridge
1955 - 2021

First Photo
1955

Second Photo
2021

David Cantrell

Parker City, Illinois<br/>Illinois Central Bridge Over Big 4 Railroad<br/>1956 - 2019 Oct 14, 1956 2019


Parker City, Illinois
Illinois Central Bridge Over Big 4 Railroad
1956 - 2019

First Photo
Oct 14, 1956

Bob Poos, Southern Illinoisan

Second Photo
2019

David Cantrell

Salem, Illinois<br/>B&O Depot<br/>Then - 2018 Then 2018


Salem, Illinois
B&O Depot
Then - 2018

First Photo
Then

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

Shawneetown, Illinois Levee<br/>Pre-1900 - 2021 Pre 1900 2021


Shawneetown, Illinois Levee
Pre-1900 - 2021

First Photo
Pre 1900

Roscoe Misselhorn

Second Photo
2021

David Cantrell

Tunnel Hill, Illinois<br/>Big 4 Railroad Tunnel<br/>1956 - 2018 1956 2018


Tunnel Hill, Illinois
Big 4 Railroad Tunnel
1956 - 2018

First Photo
1956

Southern Illinoisan Oct 14, 1956

Second Photo
2018

David Cantrell

St. Louis, Missouri<br/>Lambert International Airport<br/>1930s - 2021 1930s 2021


St. Louis, Missouri
Lambert International Airport
1930s - 2021

First Photo
1930s

Second Photo
2021

Google Earth