Attention Railroad Buffs!
The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library railroad collection may have the photo or information you are looking for. There are photos and histories of the GM&O, the Illinois Terminal, the Chicago & Alton, the Chicago & Northwestern, and the St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Railroads. Read about the Alton Railroad Bridge, the Dinky, the Interurban, and more.
The display of early railroad paraphernalia takes the viewer back to the years when railroad travel was the newest, fastest way to cross the country.
The railroad collection is located in the Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library on 401 State Street in Alton.