Mattoon NYC/Big Four Railroad Yard

Mattoon, IL has a rich railroad history.  Both the Illinois Central and New York Central (Big 4) railroads passed through the town.  Each railway had their own maintenance yard with a roundhouse.  


The following photos are the New York Central facilities.


1938 New York Central Railroad Yard
Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

1956 New York Central Railroad Yard
USGS Earth Explorer

Mattoon Big 4 Track Map
Rails and Trails


1982 New York Central Railroad Yard
Rails and Trails