The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Wright, Wrights, Lipsey or Lipsey Switch (Spur), Illinois(elevation 719')
 Mile Post:  116.9
 Previous Station:  Coles
 Next Station:  The Shops
 Description:  At one time Lipsey Switch was a grain elevator located to the northwest of Mattoon.  Today the grain elevator is gone and the city limits of Mattoon are right next to Lipsey.  While some of the customers listed below are technically in Mattoon, they were much closer to Lipsey's station point and are therefore included here.
 Photos:  Right of Way
 Date Reached:  1872
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Livestock Pen (50' x 50') - moved here from Kirby (Barrett) circa 1915 - (listed here in 1916)

 Spur - for Freeman Propane Gas - (listed here in 1957)

 Three Spurs  -one each  for American Pad and Paper, Freman Propane Gas, and Skelly Oil Company - (listed here in 1970)

 Four Spurs - one each  for American Pad and Paper, Freman Propane Gas, Kraft Foods, and Skelly Oil Company - (listed here in 1978 and 1987)

 Telephone Booth - located north of Western Avenue on the north side, MP 117.8 - (listed here in 1970)

 Customers:

 American Pad and Paper - Mattoon - Shown here in 1970, 1978, and 1987

 Elevator - Shown here in 1930's

 Freman Propane Gas - Shown here in 1957, 1970, 1978, and 1987

 Kraft Foods - Mattoon - Shown here in 1978, and 1987

 Skelly Oil Company - Mattoon - Shown here in 1970, 1978, and 1987

 Last Updated  03/31/2014

 

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