Wabash line to Sullivan Illinois

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Wabash line to Sullivan Illinois

Post by ic9623 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:11 am

Does anyone have any photos or info on the trains that went through Sullivan, Illinois on the Wabash line. I find it very hard to get any info on this section of line.


Wish I did

Post by tsched » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:54 pm

wish I did. my dad and I used to go train-watching at various places but we never stopped in Sullivan to look for the Wabash. come to think of it, we never stopped in Champaign or Tolono either. was always the Pennsylvania and IC at Effingham or the NKP and NYC over at Charleston. hope someone helps.

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Post by CarterB » Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:17 pm

Here's at least one photo, but not sure which of the 3 RR's the trains belong to....probably the PD&E.


Some other history:


The line once went on south of Sullivan through Bruce, Windsor, Strasburg, Stewardson and at Shumway, split with lines to both Altamont and to Effingham.

Map: http://www.memoriallibrary.com/Trans/RRGaz/WAB/map.htm

In Sullivan: Once served
Bristow, D. F.
Kirkwood Bros.
Poland & Powers
Thompson, J. W. & Co.
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!


Post by ic9623 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:59 pm

Thank you very much CarterB. That is the most info i have seen to date! I really appreciate it.

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