Pictures 14-23, 14-24, 14-24.5, and 14-25

Four views of the scene in front of the interurban depot on S. Vermilion Street.  At the top, we see IT motor car 284 pulling trailer 517 on January 3, 1952.  It has arrived as eastbound train 60, and will shortly depart westbound as train 63.  The second photo, taken March 31, 1952, is of car 285.  Those two photos are looking toward the west side of the street.  The depot is the building at the left, with the sign “Illinois Power Co.”  The bottom two pictures are looking toward the east side of the street.  The third photo, dated October 12, 1940 shows long combine 271 unloading and loading passengers, milk, and other merchandise prior to departure for a westbound run.  The bottom picture is of car 284 on December 10, 1950.  Note that both tracks in S. Vermilion Street are being used as southbound tracks. — Charles Able photographs (first, second, and fourth pictures





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