The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  I.C. Jct (Junction) or Pekin, Illinois(elevation 412') - Telegraph: FD
 Mile Post:  9.2
 Previous Station:  Pekin P.R.T.
 Next Station:  Hawley
 Description:  I.C. JCT, MP 9.2 or Pekin, MP 9.3 is where the PD&E, later IC, met up with the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway.  From here to Peoria was on P&PU rails, which was partially owned by the railroad.  In 1872, the PL&D and Chicago & Illinois Midland's predecessor Peoria, Pekin & Jacksonville agreed to jointly build a passenger station and split the maintenance cost for 99 years.  By 1920, it appears this building was being used only as a freight house.  The steam engine being used for yard work at Pekin was taken out of service on 2-8-1956. 
 Photos:  Right of Way
 Date Reached:  By October 1870
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Car Inspector's House (10' x 8') car body placed here in 1902 - (listed here in 1916)

 Car Inspector's Office - destroyed by fire February 1st, 1908 - (listed here 1908)

 Coal Facilities Platform - 60 tons - powered by hand - (listed here in 1944 and 1948)

 Engine House(1st) (54' x 25) - built 1869 - destroyed by fire in 1906

 Engine House(2nd) (76' x 20') - built in 1907 - destroyed by fire January 5th, 1912

 Engine House(3rd) (75' x 20') - built in 1913 - (listed here in 1916)

 One Stall Engine House(3rd?) - (listed here in 1944 and 1948)

 One Stall Engine House(3rd?) - shown here in 1952 - (listed here in 1957)

 Freight House (48' x 20' x 14') - built in 1894 - 4' x 4' Fairbanks #1 scale - (listed here in 1916)

 Freight House - (listed here in 1944 and 1948)

 Freight House - built circa 1952 - (listed here in 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Freight House - joint with P&PU - (shown here in 1952)

 Hand Car House (14' x 12') - built in 1896 - (listed here in 1916)

 Ice House (32' x 18) - built 1894 - (listed here in 1916)

 Chicago and Illinois Midland JCT

 Peoria & Pekin Union JCT

 Livestock Pen (24' x 22') - built 1905 - (listed here in 1916)

 Office - a caboose without trucks near the engine house - (shown in 1952)

 Brick Passenger Station (86'6" x 32' x 17') - built in 1873 and still extant - see description above

 Pump House (14'6" x 12'6") - built 1906 - (listed here in 1916)

 Pumping Station - (listed here in 1944, 1948, and 1957)

 Road(?) Supervisor's Office (12' x 10') - (listed here in 1916)

 Sand House (20' x 16') - built in either 1901 or 1903 - (listed here in 1916 and 1957)

 Section House - (listed here in 1944 and 1957)

 Sidings

 Spurs

 Supply House (30' x 8') - former car body - (listed here in 1904)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Track Scale - (listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Wood Water Tank (30' x 18' tub on 20' steel frame) - 87,500 gallon capacity - shown here in 1952 - water spout removed on 3-8-1956 - (listed here in 1916, 1944, 1948)

 Yards - (listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Yard Limits - (listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Customers:  Kriegsman Transfer Company - just to the south of Pekin - (shown here in 1970, 1978, and 1987)
 Track Names:

 Coal Track - mentioned here in 1954

 No. 1 Track - mentioned and used as delivery track from C&IM in 1954

 No. 2 Track - mentioned here in 1954

 Passing Track - mentioned here in 1954 & 1956

 Scale Track - mentioned here in 1956

 West Track - listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, and 1978 and cut back by 1987

 Last Updated  08/31/2014

 

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