|Steve Kraus posted|
Can anyone tell me about this curious building along the CN/EJ&E in Frankfort, IL (between control points Frank and Fort!)? Hoped to get it with a train but ATCS showed nothing coming soon. Photo taken yesterday. [6/6/2019]
Jacob Metzger It’s a EJ&E water pumping house from ages ago, from what I’ve always been told.
Steve Kraus Ah. Must have been a water tower near there.
I concur that it is a pump house. The gantry above the rectangle hole in the roof is to pull sections of the well pipe when they need to clean the screen at the bottom of the well.
In this 1939 photo, Oak Street, which is near the left side of the photo, crossed the tracks.
|1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|Above aerial photo plus Paint|
|Thomas Dyrek posted|
The Frankfort steam pump house as it appeared a few days ago. When was it built and when was the adjacent depot removed? Thomas Dyrek photo.