Monday, September 26, 2011

Illinois Traction System Mackinaw Depot, Illinois

Built in the early 20th Century and now listed on the National Register, the Illinois Traction Depot in Mackinaw provided service between Peoria, Danville and St. Louis.The McKinley Bridge originally carried the railroad to St. Louis's downtown.I like the streamlined design of the station, as well as the prominent black holes where the electrical lines no doubt attached to the station.Now a tea room, the station provides a welcome landmark on the north side of the small town.


  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodSeptember 27, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Chris - love your info on these small towns. Although - it makes me spend a lot of time on Google satellite and Bing Birdseye! I also discovered a very interesting website run by fans of the Illinois Traction System!


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