— Looking for Lincoln —The I.C.R.R. Co. Steam locomotive was popular in the mid 1850's, when Lincoln worked for the Illinois Central. It was named "American Standard," and latter ran from Decatur to Champaign. Locomotives were originally wood burning, and the railroad often purchased wood from local landowners. The crew frequently asked passengers to assist loading wood at fuel stops. Fuel stops were simply a platform located adjacent to a land-owner's timber. Water was stored in a tank by the Sangamon River. Early trains traveled at fifteen to twenty miles per hour, much faster than the horses and stage coaches they replaced.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Placed By||City of Monticello and Monticello Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 366951 N 4434929|
|Decimal Degrees||40.05411667, -88.55988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.247', W 88° 33.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 14.82" N, 88° 33' 35.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3801-3905 Air Park Lane, Monticello IL 61856, US|
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