Amboy to Lee Center


Map submitted by Lee M.

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


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


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