to host program on local transit line Monday
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[November 17, 2012]
The Logan County
Genealogical and Historical Society's November membership program will be on
Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at 114 N. Chicago St. in Lincoln.
Dale Jenkins, president of the
Illinois Traction Society, will present a program on the Illinois
Terminal Railroad, known as the interurban rail system, that
connected small communities in central Illinois with each other and,
ultimately, with St. Louis, Mo. The system, in place from 1895 to
1981, was unique in that it used an electric rail.
While covering the history and
features of the system, Jenkins' program will focus mainly on a line
that ran through the Logan County towns of Union, Lincoln and
Elkhart. The information will include pictures and background on the
depot in Union, which is one of only two IT depots that still stand
as reminders of the old line's trail.