Amboy to Lee Center

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This line was the Lee County Central Electric. That was an early interurban line that was abandoned in the 1920's. There is a description in John Due's book on Interurbans. This line was later used for grain shipments and abandoned in the 1970's (?)

George R Carlisle
Urbana, IL
2/26/2013

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Incorporated, IIRC, as the Northeastern Illinois Electric Ry. Originally used steam for freight. The line continued a mile or two further, to another elevator; Clayton Rd. on the map looks to be part of the ROW. The line to Lee Center was still serviceable when I stopped by in '73 or '74.

Dennis Storzek
Big Rock, IL
8/15/2016

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