Railroads 1892 - Macoupin County IL

1892 Macoupin County IL railroad map and legend scanned, transcribed (
© 2003) and donated by Deb Haines, Grundy County ILGenWeb County Coordinator
From an actual report by the Railroad Commissioners submitted to the Governor of  IL

1892 Railroads
Macoupin County IL

Legend Below Map

There was no explanation in the book about the many railroad lines for one color line. Bob Mosher believes that the reason for more than one railroad line for each railroad color may be that the lines probably had contractual agreements; in some cases they were local feeder lines that ONLY fed into a main line, in others they appear to be trunk lines that continue a route.
Copy of original legend

Legend with the abbreviations written out. Most towns on the railroad lines in Macoupin in 1892 had a coal mine in them.

Black Line
Ill Cent - Illinois Central Railroad Company
Peo & Pek Union - Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Company
Belt R’y and Chi W Ind - Belt Railway of Chicago & Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Company
E St L & Car - East St. Louis & Carondelet Railway Company
C & C T - Chicago & Calument Terminal Railway Company
Red Line
P, C, C & St L - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company
P, Ft W & C - Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway Company
C & Alt - Chicago & Alton Railroad Company
T, St L & K C’y - Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City Railroad Company
C & N W’n - Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company
W C & W’n – Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad Company
Blue Line
Chi, R I & P – Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company
Chi, St P & K C’y – Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Railway Company
C & E I – Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Company
B & O – Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
O & M – Ohio & Mississippi Railway Company
M & O – Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company
Ful Co N G – Fulton County Narrow Gauge Railway Company
St L, A & S – St. Louis, Alton & Springfield Railroad Company
St L & P – St. Louis & Peoria Railroad Company
Green Line
Chi & O Riv – Chicago & Ohio River Railroad Company
L & N – Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company
Gr T & Car – Grand Tower & Carbondale Railroad Company
Ia Cen – Iowa Central Railway Company
C & E – Chicago & Erie Railroad Company
C, M & St P – Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company
Wab – Wabash Railroad Company
G T & C G – Grand Tower & Cape Girardeau Railroad Company
Purple Line
C, B & Q – Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
C, B & N – Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad Company
C & I – Chicago & Iowa Railroad Company
P, D & E – Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway Company
L E & W’n – Lake Erie & Western Railroad Company
St L, A & T H – St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute Railroad Company
L, N A & C P – Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad Company??
Orange Line
C, C, C & St L – Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company
R I & P – Rock Island & Peoria Railway Company
C & C – Centralia & Chester Railroad Company
M C – Michigan Central Railroad Company
Brown Line
J S E – ??
St L & E – St. Louis & Eastern Railway Company
T, P & W – Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Company
I, I & I – Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad Company
I, D & W – Indiana, Decatur & Western Railroad Company
I & I S – Indiana & Illinois Southern Railroad Company
C & G T – Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway Company
E, J & E – Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company
T H & P – Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad Company
Olive Line
A, T & S Fe – Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company
Wis Cen – Wisconsin Central Line
L S & M S – Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company
N Y, C & St L – New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company
T H & Ind – Terre Haute & Indianapolis
L, E & St L – Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company

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