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.
Beardstown B&O Milepost 228.2
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.
August 3, 2018