Posts Tagged ‘Symerton Illinois train depot’

Trains used to play an important part of our nation’s transportation system and where there were trains, there were train depots.  One of these depots was the 1881 Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific depot from Symerton, Illinois on the line from Chicago to Decatur.  Although the depot hasn’t been used for years, the Will County Historical Society moved it board by board in 1979 to Lockport, Illinois, to be part of its Frontier Village.  We first saw it during a long bike ride we took for our anniversary last September.

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