The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name:  Suffern(Station)(Decatur), Illinois(elevation 656')
 Mile Post:  79.7
 Previous Station:  Decatur Jct
 Next Station:  Turpin
 Description:  Suffern was mentioned, but not by name, in the December 27th, 1891 employee timetable.  Suffern no longer exists, though it is now surrounded by the suburbs of Decatur.  It was stricken from the list of stations sometime between 1936 and 1941.  Apparently trains had trouble with broken knuckles over Sand Creek Hill (Franklin Street) just to the "south" of here, and spare knuckles were being supplied in the telephone booth at the top of the hill.
 Photos:  Right of Way
 Date Reached:  By December 12, 1872
 Track Status:  Still in place - .
 RR Facilities:

 Joint Two Livestock Pens (34' x 29') each - (listed here in 1916)

 Joint Three Livestock Pens (32' x 28') each- (listed here in 1916)

 Telephone Booth - (located about a half mile "south" of here at the top of Sand Creek Hill (Franklin Street).  Mentioned here in 1955 and listed here in 1970)

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 Last Updated:  08/31/2014

 

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