Mystery Photo 4: Illinois Railroad Crossing

Here’s a sunny view of the Lincoln Highway to make us look forward to Springtime travel. It’s a railroad crossing in Illinois – can anyone identify where it’s at?

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4 thoughts on “Mystery Photo 4: Illinois Railroad Crossing

  1. I don’t know where that crossing is located, but I can tell you that it is DANGEROUS. Anytime you have a road that is parallel to a RR track and then it suddenly cuts across it, is a potential death trap. Imagine driving down that road and having a train coming from behind you. Illinois is in the top 5 states for deaths and injuries at RR crossings, so PLEASE BE CAREFUL, roll down the window and hope they blow the horn.

    BTW, I take Driver Ed. students on Old and New Route 30 in Stark County, Ohio, and they drive on the old 1919 red bricks on Old Route 30, now called Baywood Ave. Part of Baywood has already been covered with asphalt. Some day, the red bricks will disappear and with them, a piece of Lincoln highway history. The original “guard rails” are still there: vertical concrete posts with horizontal steel cables.

  2. Brian,

    I believe that is the gravel portion of the highway between Ashton and Franklin Grove — right? I hope so since it’s my job!

    Happy New Year!

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