Steward to Mendota

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Map submitted by Martin Seyller.

This was a former Milwaukee track. It had a flasher where it crossed US 51 (Now Illinois 251) but not many others. A power line is located alongside the railroad. From Interstate 39, one can see where the line ran, from the power line. There is a grain elevatgor along the Paw Paw Road off I-39. This is an area of large electrical generating windmill complexes.

Mendota has a railroad museum and display CB&Q Hudson and wooden caboose and motor cars. Four Amtrak trains stop there daily

George R. Carlisle
Urbana, IL
1/13/2014

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This line ran through Mendota to Ladd to pick up coal cars at the Cherry Mine. The former depot in Mendota is now home to an insurance company. There is a street view on Google Maps. The address is 306 W 7th Ave, Mendota, IL 61342.

John Shoener
Somonauk, IL
9/10/2015

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They used this line for steel to Hennipen until the bridge over the Illinois river was wrecked by a barge in the late 70's. The PC didn't want to fix it and the line then died.

Paul Miller
Montgomery, IL
9/14/2016

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