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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Wyoming IL information
From: "Bud Linroth" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:57:40 -0700
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Hi James.  I can't help you much but here is what I have.  A 1917 era evaluation map shows most of the industry tracks were on the Rock Island.  The Wyoming agency closed in 1958 and the Rock Island diamond was removed in early 1961.  I found an investigation file for an accident at the coal dock in Wyoming on March 10, 1967.  The first time I worked the town in April of 1971, we worked the FMC (Niagra) plant north east of town and went to Sherwood (Stonefort) to work the mine. There must have been a mobile agent because someone gave us the mine paperwork when we stopped at the depot.  The mine opened in 1962 and closed in 1977.  Bud Linroth

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:39 PM wolfshead010 via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Excellent!?? Thank you very much for the passenger info. Now I don't have
to use "modelers license" to have it in use. :)


On 2/14/2020 6:26 PM, William Hirt wrote:
> James,
> The Sanborn maps I have access to have been updated through 1926. But
> that still is not much help and doesn't answer your questions.
> The early-mid 1950s Q Public Timetables show Monday-Friday mixed
> service scheduled. Northbound Train 111 left Yates City at 11:00 am,
> arriving at Wyoming at 12:40 pm, and then terminating at Buda at 2:00
> pm. The mixed then turned as Southbound Train 110 leaving Buda at 2:20
> pm, arriving Wyoming 3:30 pm, and then terminating at Yates City 4:55
> pm. A connecting Continental Trailways bus to Peoria from Elmwood is
> shown that arrives Peoria at 10:10 pm. So one would sitting at Elmwood
> awhile for that connection.
> With a mixed train, one would assume the platform was still in place
> then. Wyoming is also shown as having an agent. The rest I can not
> provide any information on.
> Bill Hirt
> On 2/14/2020 4:34 PM, wolfshead010 via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> ?????? I am planning to make a Free-Mo module setup based on Wyoming, IL
>> as it looked in the 1950's. I am looking for information on what
>> trackage was still in place and what the structures looked like. I
>> have located a Sanborn Fire map, but it only goes up to 1913. A
>> friend found an aerial picture from 1938, but it is rather fuzzy and
>> does not answer some questions. I have seen a picture from 1979 with
>> a train passing the depot, so I know at least the main was still in
>> service then. The depot still exists, but the platform (shown on the
>> Sanborn map) is gone.
>> ?????? What I am trying to find out includes:
>> ?????? 1. Was the "Q" Elevator still served by rail and were any of the
>> grain bins in place yet?
>> ?????? 2. Was the cattle shed still in use?
>> ?????? 3. Was the E.W. Houghten & Co. lumberyard behind the depot still
>> in use and was it still served by the CB&Q?
>> ?????? 4. Was the Aldrich Company in that location by the 1950's and
>> were they served by the CB&Q?
>> ?????? 5. What platform did the depot have or was it gone by the 1950's?
>> (My understanding is that passenger traffic had ended before the war.)
>> ?????? Thanks for any help.
>> James Kantor

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