Litchfield and Madison Railway

Litchfield and Madison Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Litchfield and Madison Railway was a Class I railroad in Illinois in the United States. Its nickname was the St. Louis Gateway Route. The railroad operated 44 miles of track from its creation in 1900 until it was absorbed by the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1958. In 1889-1890, the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad began constructing a railroad line at Winston, Illinois, about a mile from Litchfield, Illinois, with the intent of the line eventually reaching Madison, Illinois. At the same time, another railroad, called the St. Louis and Eastern, began building a line from Litchfield, Illinois to Glen Carbon, Illinois, also with the goal of the line extending to Madison, Illinois. Sometime in the 1890s, the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis struck an accord to lease some unbuilt right-of-way from the St. Louis and Eastern. Both lines eventually extended into Madison.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135673122
  • 9786135673128