The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

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PD&E Equipment Register (1880-1900)

PD&M Equipment Register (1901-1905)

 

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PD&E Equipment Register1

YEAR/

TYPE

1

8

8

0

1

8

8

1

1

8

8

2

1

8

8

3

1

8

8

4

1

8

8

5

1

8

8

6

1

8

8

7

1

8

8

8

1

8

8

9

1

8

9

0

1

8

9

1

1

8

9

2

1

8

9

3

1

8

9

4

1

8

9

5

1

8

9

6

1

8

9

7

1

8

9

8

1

8

9

9

1

9

0

0

1

9

0

1

Locomotive2 12 21 24 29 29 29 304 304 30 29 29 30 30 30 30 29 30 29 29 29 29  
Coach 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 13 13 12  

Sleeping/

Dining

                                2 2 2 3 3  
Office 1 1         1 1                            
Express3 5                                          
Baggage3   5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6       8         3  
Mail/Express3                         3 3 3   3 3 3 3    
Combination3                         3 3 5   5 5 5 5 5  
Box 505 831 816 1046 1052 1240 1233 1208 1215 1215 1215 1283 1270 1247 1227 1212 1103 1021 725 630 521  
Stock 50 50 50 100 100 100 99 99 99 99 99 88 86 86 85 84 71 64 51 47 1  
Coal 80 180 178 177 177 177 177 176 375 375 375 336 337 334 331 319 301 285 271 227 182  
Flat 69 69 93 92 91 128 126 126 126 126 126 132 133 125 123 128 120 139 126 154 162  
Wrecking     1 1 1 1     1 1 1 1 1   1 1 1 1 1 1 22  
Pay     1 1 1 1     1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1  
Hand     45 45 45 47     47 47 47 35 33 38 42 42 92 84 102 84 84  
Push     25 25 30 41     40 40 36 30 25 34 39 36            
Caboose 7 11 17 17 16 16 16 17 16 16 16 11 17 12 13 12 11 11 12 13 15  
Pile Driving  

 

  1 1 1 1   1 1 1 1 1 1   1   2          
Other   2         2             2 8 8 13 21 19 19    
Velsapid(?)                               2            
Steam Shovel                                         1  
Derrick               1                            

   Notes  

1

 These numbers reflect year-ending May1st or June 30th.

2

 There appears to be a missing locomotive from the roster above.

3

 Whoever was filling these forms out seems to have grouped mail/express/baggage cars and any combination thereof together however they pleased.  These vary widely and I have attempted to clean it up.

4

 For the years of 1886 & 1887, the locomotives are listed as being either passenger (7) or freight (23).

 

PD&M Equipment Register

   As these numbers never change, it is obvious that these numbers are just for accounting purposes.

YEAR/

TYPE

1

9

0

1

1

9

0

2

1

9

0

3

1

9

0

4

1

9

0

5

 
Locomotive   20 20 20 20  
Passenger   12 12 12 12  

Sleeping

  2 2 2 2  
Baggage & Smoker   4 4 4 4  
Baggage & Mail   2 2 2 2  
Baggage & Mail & Smoker   2 2 2 2  
Business   2 2 2 2  
Box   502 502 502 502  
Stock   1 1 1 1  
Coal   183 183 183 183  
Flat   164 164 164 164  
Water   1 1 1 1  
Bridge & Construction   4 4 4 4  
Caboose   16 16 16 16  
Shop   1 1 1 1  
Pile Driving   1 1 1 1  
Derrick   1 1 1 1  
Tool   8 8 8 8  
Steam Shovel   1 1 1 1  

 

Photos

   Photos of rolling stock are extremely hard to come by.  So far only a few are known to exist:  

   Photo of PD&E locomotive #15, a 4-4-0 with tender, and a small sliver of what appears to be a PD&E stock car. 

   Photo of PD&E locomotive #23, from August 16th, 1898 at Mackinaw Falls, near Peoria, Illinois with passenger train.

   Photo of a PD&E flat car and coal (gondola) car.  (EXTERNAL LINK)

 

Additional Information

   In 1879, the DOOR had 1 locomotive, 1 flat car, 1 coal car, 1 section car, and 1 caboose, all narrow gauge.  It is uncertain whether these were owned, or leased (more likely).

   On October 10th, 1894, the PD&E put into service two new Pullman Buffet/Parlor/Sleeping cars, named the Evansville and the Peoria.

   In 1915, the parent of the S&O, the CI&W, leased the following to the S&O.

   Engines 151, 153, & 334

   Combines 31 & 51

   Coaches 63 & 64 

 

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