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Bill Molony

Lemont, IL

#1 Jun 8, 2009
The Lockport station was built for the Chicago, Alton & St. Louis Railroad in 1860. It is now owned and maintained by the City of Lockport, and used for Metra Heritage Corridor service trains. It has been in continuous use as a train station since 1860, longer than any other train station in the state of Illinois.
LHS

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#2 Jun 8, 2009
Bill Molony wrote:
The Lockport station was built for the Chicago, Alton & St. Louis Railroad in 1860. It is now owned and maintained by the City of Lockport, and used for Metra Heritage Corridor service trains. It has been in continuous use as a train station since 1860, longer than any other train station in the state of Illinois.
Mr. Molony, you are wrong, Lemont station was built before Lockport's and has been in continuous use.

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LHS

AOL

#7 Jun 9, 2009
Illinois Railway Museum - Galena & Chicago Union depot (edit info)

The train station used by the Illinois Railway Museum was built in 1851 for the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, the first railway built west out of Chicago. It was originally located in Marengo, IL and was moved to IRM in 1967. It is the oldest train station in continous use west of the Appalachian Mountains in active use.
Bill Molony

Lemont, IL

#8 Jun 9, 2009
LHS wrote:
Illinois Railway Museum - Galena & Chicago Union depot (edit info)
The train station used by the Illinois Railway Museum was built in 1851 for the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, the first railway built west out of Chicago. It was originally located in Marengo, IL and was moved to IRM in 1967. It is the oldest train station in continous use west of the Appalachian Mountains in active use.
The Marengo station was moved to to Union after it was closed and taken out of service by the C&NW, therefore it was not in continuous use.
It is only in use today when IRM is open, not all year around.

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