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Ashdale Junction, Illinois

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Country  United States
County  Carroll
Area code(s)  815 & 779
Elevation  250 m
State  Illinois
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID  422418
Local time  Sunday 7:12 AM
Ashdale Junction, Illinois
Weather  -2°C, Wind S at 24 km/h, 65% Humidity

Ashdale Junction is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Illinois, United States. Ashdale Junction is located along the Milwaukee Road railroad line east of Mount Carroll.

Map of Ashdale Junction, IL 61053, USA

Ashdale Junction marks the former site of the junction between the main line of the Milwaukee Road and the "Ashdale cutoff," which allowed some trains to bypass the yard and steep grade at Savanna, rejoining the main line at Ebner. The 15-mile cutoff, running along Johnson Creek, was built by the "Ashdale and Thomson Railroad" (a subsidiary of the Milwaukee Road) in 1902, and began carrying trains such as the Southwest Limited in 1903. It was part of a larger bypass project running across Iowa, called the "Kansas City Cutoff." The Ashdale cutoff was abandoned in 1952.

There was no terminal at Ashdale, but passenger trains stopped there at least as late as 1912; it was the only stop between Lanark and Mount Carroll.

References

Ashdale Junction, Illinois Wikipedia


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