The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Hartsburg, Illinois(elevation 601') - Telegraph: GS
 Mile Post:  36.2
 Previous Station:  Emden
 Next Station:  Bell
 Description:  Apparently named after David Harts who founded it in 1871 at about the time that the PL&D came through..
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures
 Date Reached:  By July 4th, 1871
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Coal House (12' x 9') - built 1906 - (listed here in 1916 and 1957)

 Wood Depot (36' x 18') - built 1870, rebuilt 1906 - (listed here in 1944, 1948, and 1957)

 Hand Car House (14' x 8') - placed here in 1895 - half car body - (listed here in 1916)

 Livestock Pen - built 1890

 Three Livestock Pens (107' x 30') overall - built 1913 - (listed here in 1916)

 Two Sidings - longest with clearance of 2445' 51 cars- (listed here in 1944)

 Two Sidings - (listed here in 1957)

 Siding - (listed here in 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Spur - for Arco - (listed here in 1970 and 1978)

 Spur - for First Mississippi - (listed here in 1987)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1944 and 1948)

 Customers:

 Arco - later First Mississippi - shown here in 1970 and 1978

 First Mississippi - shown here in 1987

 Hartsburg Grain

 Track Names:

 Business Track - mentioned here in 1956

 North Elevator Track - mentioned here in 1954

 West Track - mentioned here in 1954

 Last Updated  08/31/2014

 

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