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Current Reevesville Depot
Main line passing through town (looking south)
Steam engine sitting at the Reevesville Depot
Steam Engine Taking on Coal at the Reevesville, IL Coal Chute in 1952
The Reevesville Depot
This picture taken from atop the Reevesville coal chute showing the 4 lines that passed under.
Notice the steam engine sitting at the Depot in the back ground.
The Reevesville water tower
Not only did it supply water to the steam engines it also supplied the local residents.
This shot shows the Carbondale to Thebes turn on its northbound return back to Carbondale. The location is between Ware and Reynoldsville, and the line is the Murphysboro District. Engine 1537 was one of the last Mikados to run out of Carbondale, and this was one of the last steam assignments.
The photo was taken by J. Parker Lamb on January 27, 1959. He and fellow University of Illinois student Bruce Meyer chased the Thebes Turn that day, and shot a whole series of photos of this train. The Meyer shot at this location is framed slightly differently, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad's parallel bridge can be seen in the background. Both shots were taken between the I.C. tracks and Illinois Highway 3.
Infomation provided by: Mary Rae McPherson https://alongtherails.wordpress.com/
The Coal Chute as it stands today
Reevesville Waiting for the "Color Train"
The "Color Train" has Arrived
This crowd of approximately 5,000 ate a ham and bean lunch in the yard of what was once the Reevesville Grade School. At the time of this picture, it had just finish renovation as the home of Harold and Joan Dowd and their sons, Tony and Philip.
The date was Oct 20, 1959. The "Color Train", as it was named, originated in St. Louis and toured the fall colors of the area to Rosiclare and back. Actually, there were two trains that day, both with standing room only. Plans were to make the trip an annual event, but in spite of its popularity, it never ran again.
Larry Wieneke (L) - Mike Wallace (R) Checking out the scenery (Girls) getting off the color train.