Streator Junction to Pekin

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 26150 Date: 4/6/1970 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon a line of railroad in the City of Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, for a total distance of approx. 4615 feet from East Yard MP 56/3820 feet to a point about 100 feet west of Fifth Street MP 57/3155 feet.
Length: 0.874 miles Citation:  
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: AB 52 Sub 21 Date: 11/10/1982 Section: 10903
Application filed for abandonment of two portions of a line of railroad known as the Pekin District of the Illinois Division. The portions of this line for which abandonment authority is sought extend from milepost 0.0 at Ancona to milepost 30.66 at Streetor Junction and from milepost 48.3 west of Morton to the end of the line, MP 57.9 at Pekin, a total distance of 39.5 miles in Livingston, La Salle, Woodford and Tazewell Counties, Illinois.
Length: 39.5 miles Citation:  

I remember when this line was abandoned. It was supposedly home to one of the ATSF Baldwin centercabs-there wasn't a turntable in Pekin.

I have some photos somewhere of passenger Fs going to Pekin for that permanent visit to locomotive heaven.

Alan Fricker
Fargo, ND
8/20/2010

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Does anyone know exactly what part of Pekin this was? I live 30 miles away & would be intrested in seeing if a right of way still exists?

Jan Smith
Cuba, IL
10/15/2010

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When I made my student trip on the Morton-Pekin local in Dec 1973 the turntable was still in place at the east yard in Pekin. The derail protecting it was buried in the snow and we ran over it. The engine didn't derail, but the derail was stuck between the wheels.

Vernon Holler
Lacon, Il., IL
7/15/2011

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See the notes for The Pekin District (AT&SF). It was the same line. There was a small yard & depot west of Fifth Street. The AT&SF ran on P&E rails between the two points described above. There was a bigger yard parallel to the P&E's East Yard (now Pekin Park District Property). I barely remember the turntable was still there as a kid, but not much else.

Paul
Pekin
6/22/2012

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Final abandonment took place on July 7th, 1983.

Pete Zimmermann
Oak Forest, IL
9/13/2012

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Thanks for the correction on the turntable-I never saw one in Pekin.

photoman475
Fargo , ND
1/20/2013

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this is a question was there a y track on the line?

austin
morton il, IL
2/24/2013

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My Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law (both deceased) lived at 1002 Market St. in Prkin, IL. Their house was at the corner of Market St. and 10th. The tracks went right behind their house. The tracks are gone and there is a walk/bike path there now. I was lucky enough to make two tape recordings of trains passing behind their house in August of 1978.

Bob Speer
Springfield, MO
8/17/2014

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the switch into town as of 3/1/15 is abandoned

austin
morton , IL
3/1/2015

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The two recordings I mentioned in my previous post are available free of charge. I can send them on a CD or over the Internet as .wav files.

Just send an e-mail with your information.

Bob Speer
Springfield, MO
3/2/2015

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proaudiorx@sbcglobal.net

Bob Speer
Springfield, MO
3/2/2015

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