The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Bethany, Illinois(elevation 653') - Telegraph: NY
 Mile Post:  96.6
 Previous Station:  Dalton City
 Next Station:  Dunn
 Description:  The second depot was made of brick after the first one burned down and a citizen with a house nearby offered to pay for it to be rebuilt, but only if it was made of brick. It is nicely restored and is in use as a business. 
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures  Trains
 Date Reached:  1872
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Coal House (10' x 8' x 8') - built 1895 - (listed here in 1916)

 Wood Depot (enlarged to 54' x 18' x 14 in 1894) - built 1880 - destroyed by fire 1923

 Brick Depot - built 1923 - still extant

 Hand Car House (14' x 12' x 8') - rebuilt 1907 same size - (listed here in 1916)

 Four Livestock Pens (170' x 45' including a shed (66' x 13')) overall - (listed here in 1900)

 Three Livestock Pens (64' x 36') each - (listed here in 1916)

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

 Livestock Scale - (listed here in 1900)

 Pump House (22' x 12' x 12') - built 1895 - repaired 1915 - (listed here in 1944 but not in 1948) - on West Okaw River, MP 98.5

 Three Sidings - longest with clearance of 2187' - (listed here in 1944)

 Two Sidings - (listed here in 1948, 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Telephone Booth - (listed here in 1957 and 1970)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1944, 1948, and 1957)

 Wood Water Tank - built prior to 1892 - burned down around 1892 - on West Okaw River, MP 98.5

 Wood Water Tank (20' x 14' tub on a 14' frame) - built 1892 - 33,000 gallon capacity - on West Okaw River, MP 98.5

 Wood Water Tank (30' x 20' tub on a 20' steel frame) - built 1907 - 98,720 gallon capacity - on West Okaw River, MP 98.5 - (listed here in 1916)

 Wood Water Tank (30' x 20' tub) - built 1907 - 100,000 gallon capacity - Steam pump - (listed here in 1944 but not in 1948) - on West Okaw River, MP 98.5

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 Last Updated:  03/31/2014

 

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