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.
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.