Wenona to Lacon


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

This was a branch of the former Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad. There was another branch from this that went to wasbhington. For a while in the early 1980's there was a shortline Washington Metamora and Streator, but it is gone now. There was a GE 70 ton locomotive operating this line.

George R Carlisle
formerly Urbana , IL


Hi, The WM&S was my railroad. We never managed to cut a deal with ICG. Our locomotive was a Whitcomb 65 tonner. We also had a 16 ton Plymouth.

Richard Howard
E. Peoria, IL


Hello - Mr. Howard. I'm trying to obtain more information on the WM&S Railroad and land ownership adjacent to our property in Lacon, IL. Would it be possible for you to contact me through this site?

Thank you.

Deb Mannon
Lacon, IL


Shortened Link: http://a-r.us/n4c

Do you have any pictures or information about Wenona to Lacon? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.