1851 Marengo Station

1851 Marengo Station (HMQ4Y)

Location: Union, IL 60180 McHenry County
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N 42° 13.746', W 88° 31.642'

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Chicago's first railroad, the Galena & Chicago Union, began building westward from Chicago in 1848, through Turner Junction (now West Chicago) to Rockford and Freeport. That railroad later became part of the Chicago & North Western and (in the 1990's) the Union Pacific.

G&CU constructed this large wooden passenger station in Marengo, a few miles west of Union, in 1851. One end of the depot held a passenger waiting room, while the other was used for baggage and freight. Passenger service to Marengo ended in 1950, but the depot remained in use for freight until the mid-1960's.

IRM purchased the station from C&NW in 1967. The structure was divided into two large sections and moved by truck to IRM, where it was reassembled. The station exterior is largely unchanged, but inside, restrooms have been installed in the baggage area.

It is the oldest station in continuous service west of Pittsburgh.
HM NumberHMQ4Y
Placed ByIllinois Railway Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 373960 N 4676342
Decimal Degrees42.22910000, -88.52736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.746', W 88° 31.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 44.76" N, 88° 31' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4120-4198 Depot St, Union IL 60180, US
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