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  Railroads of Madison County
Russell Mertz CR Photos


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November 1977
Tunnel Hill, IL looking south

Russell Mertz Photo


November 1977
Vienna, IL looking North

Russell Mertz Photo


November 1977
Vienna. IL abandoned office trailer

Russell Mertz Photo


November 1977
Cairo, IL Conrail SW1 switchers. At this time, they were switching Burkart manufacturing at Cairo. Cars were handled into and out of town by the ICG

Russell Mertz Photo


December 1977
Cairo, IL Passenger Car used as yard office in the 17th Street Yard. This was moved in following demolition of the facilities on Second Street. At this time, (note the condition of the car), Conrail was renting office space at Eighth and Commercial in town.

Russell Mertz Photo


June 1978
Karnak. IL CR power from Harrisburg tied up on the interchange track.

Russell Mertz Photo


September 1978
Vienna, IL southbound CR local enroute to Karnak

Russell Mertz Photo


November 1978
Olmsted, IL depot. Preserved by the village

Russell Mertz Photo


August 1979
Karnak, IL CR/MOP (formerly B4/C&EI) diamond. Coal brought in from mines in the Harrisburg area were interchanged to MOP/C&EI for transport to a power plant at Joppa. Now the coal comes from Wyoming taken by UP and BNSF to Joppa Jct. and then into Joppa on the Joppa & Eastern short line (owned by Amerin).

Russell Mertz Photo


Picture Credits:
All photos not otherwise marked are by Russell Mertz

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