The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Bearsdale, Illinois(elevation 691') - Telegraph: RD
 Mile Post:  71.8
 Previous Station:  Warrensburg
 Next Station:  North Jct
 Description:  As late at the 1940's, Bearsdale still rated a depot and a siding.  And at one time supported at least three elevators.  Today, the railroad passes through without so much as a switch.
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures
 Date Reached:  By October 9th, 1871
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Coal House (9' x 6') - built prior to 1903 - (listed here in 1916)

 "Droopy" Style Wood Depot (30' x 15') - built 1890 - (listed here in 1944, 1948 but not 1957)

 Livestock Pen (52' x 48') - (listed here in 1916)

 Two Livestock Pens (26' x 24') - (listed here in 1916)

 Siding - with clearance of 2909' 62 cars (1944 & 1948) - 2569' 55 cars (1957) - 2770' 49 cars (1970)

 Siding - no data - (listed here in 1978 and 1987)

 Spur - for F. F. Mengel - (listed here in 1978)

 Telephone Booth - (listed here in 1970)

 Yard Limits - (listed here in 1987)

 Customers:

 Elevators

 F. F. Mengel - Shown here in 1978

 Last Updated:  03/31/2014

 

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