The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Lincoln, Illinois(elevation 595') - Telegraph: QN, JN(Lincoln Tower)
 Mile Post:  44.2
 Previous Station:  McGraths Spur
 Next Station:  District Jct
 Description:  Named after Abraham Lincoln in 1853, who actually christened it.  Lincoln is where the GM&O (Chicago and Alton), Illinois Terminal, and the IC (Havana line at District Jct) crossed the line.
 Photos:  Right of Way  Structures
 Date Reached:  July 4th, 1871
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Wood Depot (106' x 20') - Destroyed by fire 11-27-1914

 Brick Depot (86' x 30') - built 1916

 Freight House (34' x 8') - former car body - listed here in 1904, but not mentioned after 1908

 Freight Office (34' x 8') - former car body - listed here in 1904, but not mentioned after 1908

 Two Hand Car Houses (14' x 8') - placed 1894 - former car bodies - (listed here in 1916)

 Hand Car House (16' x 10') - (listed here in 1916 and listed as "new")

 Remote Controlled Interlocking - (listed here in 1978, 1970, and 1987)

 Two Story Interlocking Tower (20'6" x 12') - built 1898 or 1899 - 25 working levers - (listed here in 1944 and 1957) 

 GM&O JCT

 IC Havana District JCT

 IT Crossing - by 1970 JCT

 Lineman's Car House - (listed here in 1957, 1970, and 1978)

 Two Livestock Pens (146' x 80') overall - (listed here in 1900)

 Livestock Pen (70' x 70') - (listed here in 1916)

 Livestock Pen (72' x 64') - (listed here in 1916)

 Two Sidings - longest with clearance of 3420' 73 cars (1944 & 1948) - 2817' 63 cars (1957)

 Two Sidings - longest with clearance of 2792' 55 cars - (listed here in 1970)

 Three Sidings - no data - (listed here in 1978)

 Two Sidings - no data - (listed here in 1987)

 Two Spurs - (listed here in 1944, 1948, 1957, 1970, and 1987)

 Two Spurs - located north of town at about MP 42.6 for Cutler Hammer Inc - (listed here in 1970 and 1976)

 Supply House - for Interlocking Tower - (listed here in 1916)

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

 Watch House (8' x 6' x 6') - built 1908 - (listed here in 1916)

 Wood Water Tank (24' x 16' tub on a 10' frame) - (listed here in 1900)

 Wood Water Tank (24' x 16' tub on a 14' frame) - built 1903 - 48,600 gallon capacity - (listed here in 1916)

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

 Customers:

 Cutler Hammer Inc - North of town - Shown here 1970 and 1978

 Track Names:

 Stock Track - mentioned here 1955

 Last Updated  08/31/2014

 

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