Peoria to Saint Mary's

The Saint Mary's Branch


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 line east of Bellefontaine was abandoned in 1937. West of Bellefontaine was in use until the 1970's. I am not sure exactly when it was abandoned. Jerry Taylor's "Sampling of Penn Central" has a photo of the weeds overtaking this line in the early 70's. He stated that the line was 10mph "brushcutter" service.

A small section of this line is still used in Wapak and goes underneath I-75.

Brian S.
Troy, OH


Right on the remaining bit of track in Wapak, there is a NYC coach and an amtrak coach.

Batavia, IL


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