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

1982 New York Central Railroad Yard
USGS Earth Explorer