Beardstown Railroad Yard

Beardstown, IL is located in Cass County on the Illinois River. It played an important role for two railroad companies:  CB&Q and B&O. The CB&Q was the first to build facilities in Beardstown. When the B&O arrived it built passenger and freight depots. In the early 1920's, an agreement was reached by the B&O to lease space in the CB&Q buildings.

The following are aerial photos of the Beardstown Railroad Yard from the Illinois Historical Aerial Photo Collection taken around 1938 and the USGS Earth Explorer Collection in 1975.

1938 Beardstown Railroad Yard
1938 Beardstown Railroad Yard

1975 Beardstown Railroad Yard
1975 Beardstown Railroad Yard

1938 Beardstown CB&Q Roundhouses and Engine Maintenance Buildings
1938 Beardstown CB&Q Roundhouses and Engine Maintenance Buildings 

1975 Beardstown CB&Q Roundtable and Engine Maintenance Building

1938 Beardstown CB&Q Union Station and Freight Depot
1938 Beardstown CB&Q Union Station and Freight Depot

1975 Beardstown CB&Q Freight Depot
1975 Beardstown CB&Q Freight Depot