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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Old Railroads Remembered

The little town that I once lived in Roodhouse Illinois was a place that any railway lover would have felt right at home. The trains going by morning, noon and evening was to our family rather enjoyable. The railroad has always played a big role in the town that John Roodhouse founded in the 1850s. It was during the 1860s that the Chicago and Alton Railway was convinced to open a station in the town. Local funds were gathered to build a depot and warehouse.

The railway built the Louisiana branch from Roodhouse in 1871. The town was a major junction point and helped boost population and economy. In 1880 Roodhouse became a town. Passenger railroad service to roodhouse ended in the 1950s.

Call it history call it hobby but I have loved visiting old depots and looking at old railroad cars. Here are a few for you to enjoy

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