The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Emden, Illinois(elevation 594') - Telegraph: MD
 Mile Post:  32.1
 Previous Station:  Delavan
 Next Station:  Hartsburg
 Description:  Surveyed in 1871, the town was named after the town of the same name in Germany.  By 1971 the Emden depot was in dire shape and under threat of demolition.  The residents of Emden and the surrounding area were able to forestall the demolition until they moved it to its present site on September 16th, 1972.  They have beautifully restored the depot and maintained it ever since.
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures
 Date Reached:  By July 4th, 1871
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Coal Bin (35' x 5') - built 1909 - (listed here in 1916)

 Coal House (11' x 8') - built 1899 - (listed here in 1908)

 Coal House - (listed here in 1957)

 Wood Depot (36' x 18') - built 1870 and still here in

 Hand Car House (14' x 8' x 7') - placed 1894 - half car body - (listed here in 1916)

 Three Livestock Pens - (93' x 40') overall - (listed here in 1900)

 Two Livestock Pens - (32' x 32) each - built 1900 - (listed here in 1916)

 Livestock Pen - (40' x 32') - built 1900 - (listed here in 1916)

 Pump House (20' x 14') - built 1899 - half mile north on the Big Slough - (listed here in 1916)

 Two Sidings - longest with clearance 2896' - (listed here in 1944)

 Three Sidings - longest with clearance 2896' 57 cars - (listed here in 1948)

 Siding - (listed here in 1957)

 Two Sidings - no data - (listed here in 1970 and 1978)

 Two Spurs - (listed here in 1944 and 1987)

 One Spur - (listed here in 1948)

 Two Spurs - (listed here in 1957)

 One Spur - (listed here in 1970)

 Water Column - (listed here in 1944 and 1948) - half mile north on the Big Slough

 Wood Water Tank (20' x 16' tub on a 14' frame) - built 1899 - 33,270 gallon capacity - half mile north on the Big Slough - (listed here in 1916)

 Wood Water Tank (18' x 30' tub) - built 1918 - 87,500 gallon capacity - electric pump - well supplied - (listed here in 1944 but not 1957)

 Customers:  Emden Farmer's Grain
 Track Names:

 Back Track - mentioned here in 1956

 Elevator Track - mentioned here in 1954

 Last Updated:  08/31/2014

 

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