Carbondale to Herrin

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  • States: Illinois   
  • Railroads: IC   

Map submitted by Mike Fromholt.

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

The track going threw Cambria was removed several years ago. Has more of the track been removed? I volunteer on the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway and had the thought while searching for a grant for the Iron Mountain RR, to search for abandoned tracks in Southern Illinois with a though maybe there would be interest in expanding. Just a thought, I would have to talk with others that have an interest.

John F. Yow
Carbondale, IL


I have an interest in the Carbondale-Metropolis line that existed in various sections until 1981. It apparently was abandoned a section at a time over several decades. I'm particularly interested in when the Metropolis-Reevesville portion was abandoned. Also date of last passenger service.

Brent Staulcup
Metropolis, IL


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