NYC NYC Circa 1950 Illinois

rhensley_anderson May 5, 2021

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    An NYC locomotive with a load of tank cars pass by the Mt Carmel Ill station. Circa 1950.

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    That is quite the depot. Looks like it once housed some offices. Superintendent? Engineering people? Dispatchers?
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    The Mt. Carmel, IL station still stands as the The Depot Professional Office Building. I took this photo in July 1984. That's my trusty gold Honda Accord parked to the right.:)

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    The SOU also served Mt. Carmel. I shot their station on the same day. I think the SOU station may have since been razed, but I'm not sure.

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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Who says unit oil trains are a new thing, ha! Great to know this great station has survived, very nice building!(y)

    Can't say the same for the trackage though, looks like it's been downgraded.
     
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  5. fitz

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    Another gem from your fine collection of New York Central steam, Roger, and I agree with the others that is a beautiful building and glad it is preserved.
     
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  6. Hytec

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    That is beautiful, truly shouldering its load. :cool:
     
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  7. Point353

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    Following is a more recent photo taken from approximately the same vantage point as the photo in the first post:

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  8. Doug Gosha

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    Neat! That pine tree in front looks like it could be the same one as the littler one (next to the loco smoke) in the 1950 photo.

    Doug
     
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    Oh, yeah! Sharp eye there!

    ;)
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    At least the tracks are still in place and seem to be used. I wonder what status this line now holds?
     
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  11. Doug Gosha

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    Hardcoaler's trusty gold Honda Accord prolly wasn't there in 1950, though.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  12. Point353

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    Apparently, the remaining track was lifted about 30 years ago.
    If you go to the street view on google maps (near the intersection of N Market St and E 10th St), you'd be very hard pressed to find any evidence that a rail line once existed there. It looks like the mast for a signal may still be standing. Even the overpass from which the photos were taken appears to be gone.
     
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  13. gmorider

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    Outstanding pic. Thanks for sharing. (y)
     

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