The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Mattoon, Illinois(elevation 722') - Telegraph: Q, Z(Dispatchers), CM(Car Distributor)
 Mile Post:  119.2
 Previous Station:  The Shops
 Next Station:  Jones'
 Description:     Mattoon (pronounced Matt-toon, not Muh-toon) was roughly half way on the line between Peoria and Evansville.  In addition, the people of Mattoon voted to approve bonds for the railroad.  Because of these reasons, the major shops of the railroad were located in Mattoon.  Even though Mattoon's boundary goes all the way to the boundary of Lipsey Switch, anything west of 26th Street is included in The Shops and Lipsey Switch pages.  The DS&M made it to Mattoon in 1872.  The G&M reached Mattoon in 1877.
 Photos   Aerial View  Crew  Maps  Right of Way
 Date Reached:  1872 and 1877
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Numerous Car Bodies - being used as sheds - (listed here in 1921)

 Coal Chute - built 1905 - two car capacity - taken down 1914 and replaced by clam shell

 Coal Chute - (listed here in 1921)

 Coal House (9' x 7') - built 1880 - (listed here in 1916)

 Diesel Fuel - 250,000 gallons - (listed here in 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Two Story Brick Union Depot (130' x 54') (Essex House) - built 1855 - torn down circa 1914

 Two Story Depot (60' x 24' x 22') - with offices - built in 1880 - one story annex (20' x 16')

 Two Story Brick Freight House (202' x 33) (IC) - built 1914 - Still extant in

 Hand Car Repair Shop - (listed here in 1921)

 Two Hand Car Sheds - (listed here in 1921)

 Double Hand Car Shed - (listed here in 1921)

 Ice House (38' x 18') - built 1890

 IC Champaign District JCT

 Lineman Shed - Car Body -(listed here in 1921)

 Lumber Yard - (listed here in 1921)

 Lumber Shed - (listed here in 1921)

 Mill Building - (listed here in 1921)

 Paint Shop - (listed here in 1921)

 Power Plant - (listed here in 1921)

 Reclaim Shop  - (listed here in 1921)

 Rip Tracks - (listed here in 1970, 1976, and 1987)

 Sand House - (listed here in 1921)

 Scale - (listed here in 1978 and 1987)

 Two Sidings - east of 26th Street - remnants of Bush Yard - (shown here in 1970 and 1978)

 Supervisors Office -(listed here in 1970, 1978, and 1987)

 Switchmen's House (14' x 12') - built 1894 - (listed here in 1916)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1921)

 Tool House - (listed here in 1978 and 1987)

 Water Tank

 Water Columns

 Wheel Storage Room - (listed here in 1921)

 Two Wyes - post 1900

 "Bush" Yard

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

 Yard Office (60' x 24') - built 1880 - (listed here in 1916)

 Yard Office (31' x 48') - two story brick - built 1944 - (listed here in 1978 and 1987)

 Customers:

 Beer House - (listed here in 1921)

 Bottling Works - (listed here in 1921)

 CCC&StL Milling Warehouse - (listed here in 1921)

 Citizen's Coal and Ice Company - IC - (listed here in 1921)

 J. S. Ashbrook Co. Warehouse - (listed here in 1921)

 Mattoon Water Treatment Plant

 PD&E Elevator

 Warehouse - (listed here in 1921)

 Last Updated:  02/23/2015

 

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