Steamboats, Streetcars, & Trains






The U. S. S. Red Rover

Arrivals and Departures, Port of Peoria, July 1844



Steamboats at Eckwood Park in Peoria during the flood of 1922 [SS]


Spectators watching rising water during the flood of 1922  [SS]


Paddle boats near the Franklin St. Bridge, 1934  [SS]


The Borealis Rex Steamboat owned by Don Dixon of Peoria  [SS]


The Capital Steamboat in dry dock, 1900. [SS]


David Swain Side-Wheeler, 1933 [SS]


East St. Louis Steamboat on Peoria Lake, 1897 [SS]


Keystone Paddlewheeler, Peoria, 1895 [SS]


Idlewild Steamboat below Peoria, 1942  [SS]



Lily Steamboat on the Illinois, 1898  [SS]



Majestic Steamboat on the Illinois, 1921 [SS]



Steamboat landing at the foot of Main & Hamilton Streets  [SS]



Steamer D. H. Pike unloading hogs at the Peoria Stockyards  [SS]

Steamboat landing at the foot of Main street, 1883 [SS]







Fort Clark Horse Railway


Trolleys and the Shift Change at Caterpillar


Street Railways (1896)


Trolley bus -1931.

 These electric buses ran alongside the streetcars for a time. This "new bus" is on Hamilton Blvd with the Peoria County Jail in the back- ground (now razed). Service on the Monroe Line ran from 1931-1946. Men sitting on concrete is the barrier surrounding Courthouse Square.    [SS]


Streetcar on Main & Madison Streets, Peoria, 1914  [SS]


Streetcars at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets - 1905  [SS]


Adams Street trolley passing LeTourneau on Jefferson, 1940s.




Trolley #440 turning west on Main Street from Adams - 1946  [SS]



Streetcar on Prospect Ave. in Peoria Heights, 1924  [SS]



Streetcar on Main St. hill at Crescent  [SS]



Trolley on the 200 block of S., 1907



Trolley on the 100 block of S. Adams St., 1903  [SS]



Driver and Conductor on N. Adams street line, 1890  [SS]



Streetcar trestle in Peoria Heights, 1898  [SS]



Peoria Heights trestle, "Modernized" - 1903  [SS]



Car #235 on Elizabeth St. (now Sheridan) at Loucks [SS]



Main and Adams St., 1916.  Photo shows both streetcars and interurban train cars (Illinois terminal).  [SS]

Car 359 at the Crest Theater on Prospect in the Heights.   [SS]







Rock Island Depot and Freight House "Then and Now"


Railroad News


History of OLD 886


R. I. Rocket at Peoria Depot


Peoria-Pekin Interurban Railroad


The Interurban Trains


The Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway


Labor Organizations - Railway Organizations


Railroads, 1896



Railroad Photos


Remnant of a Railroad Snowblade


Rock Island Rail Yard - foot of Morton St. - 1983


Engine 6915 - Union State to the right - 1938


IL Terminal on Jefferson St., Morton, 1955


IL Terminal Line Car, East Peoria, 1955


IL Terminal Steam Engine, Peoria, 1938


IL Terminal car crossing the Illinois River, 1938


IL Terminal car at Peoria Station, Adams St., 1929


IL Terminal at E. Peoria Station - 1940s


Interior of Parlor Car, IL Terminal traction, 1950


IL Terminal, Garden & Adams in Peoria, 1938


IL Terminal #284 at Peoria Barns, 1944


Car 302, IL Terminal at East Peoria Station, 1952







[SS] = Courtesy of Steve Slaughter




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