Illinois Central Depot

Illinois Central Depot (HM1G1X)

Location: Fitchburg, WI 53575 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 57.717', W 89° 28.161'

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On this site a two-story railroad depot stood from 1888 to 1939. The depot served the Illinois Central Railroad, which provided passenger and freight service to Fitchburg on its route from Freeport, Illinois to Madison. The depot had a ticket office, waiting room, freight room and living quarters for the agent's family.

By 1922, four passenger and four freight trains passed through here daily. A small platform stood nearby for the loading of milk. The last Illinois Central freight train passed through in 1981, but other railroads operated the line until the early 1990s when the track was abandoned and eventually removed. The rail bed is now part of the Badger State Bike Trail.
HM NumberHM1G1X
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Dane County Historical Society series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDane County Historical Society, Fitchburg Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 298598 N 4759548
Decimal Degrees42.96195000, -89.46935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 57.717', W 89° 28.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 57' 43.02" N, 89° 28' 9.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)608
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5063 Badger State Trail, Fitchburg WI 53575, US
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