Railroads - Macoupin County IL

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1892 Map of Railroads in Macoupin County scanned, indexed, and donated by Deb Haines

Railroads in Macoupin County from The History of Macoupin County, 1911, p 307

Chicago, Springfield and St. Louis Railroad built 1881, closes down 1941 - article

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Railroads in Macoupin County
History of Macoupin County, 1911, p 307


Several railroads enter and cross Macoupin county. The Chicago & Alton
enters the county on section 4, in Virden township and traverses the county in
a southwestern direction, leaving it at Brighton, on section 19. The most im-
portant stations are Carlinville, Girard, Nilwood, Shipman and Brighton. In
1852 the road was completed between Alton and Springfield and in 1864 trains
were running to East St. Louis. Later, the road entered the city of St. Louis.

The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis has for its main stations in
the county, Bunker Hill, Dorchester and Gillespie; the Wabash, Staunton and
Mt. Olive ; The Jacksonville & St. Louis, Virden and Girard ; St. Louis, Rock
Island & Chicago, Brighton and Medora; Quincy, Carrollton & St. Louis, Car-
linville ; Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis, Medora, Hettick, Modesto and Chester-
field ; Litchfield & Madison, Mt. Olive and Staunton ; Illinois Central, Mt. Olive ;
Macoupin County, under management of the Chicago & Northwestern, Saw-
yerville and Benld; St. Louis, Springfield & Peoria, Staunton, Mt. Olive, Saw-
yerville, Benld, Gillespie, Carlinville, Nilwood, Girard and Virden ; Chicago &
Eastern Illinois, track at Staunton. Most of these roads are coal feeders to
other lines.
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