Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Rock Island tunnel under US-6 for wye to turn trains in Peru, IL

William Wozniak posted
1976 it was gone....(RT jr photo credit)Peru IL tunnel under 4th st(RT 6)
Bruce Liebe On one of my treks along the RI right of way, I started to follow the old roadbed and came upon this tunnel. Had no idea it existed until that day. I felt like a real explorer.
Dennis DeBruler Is this the location of the tunnel?,-89.../data=!3m1!1e3
Bruce Liebe Yes, that is the spot. The local reference to Hebel's curve refers to a brewery (Peru Brewery, later Peru Products Company when prohibition took effect). The brewery sat just north of the RI tracks and still stands today. I was surprised that the tree cover obscured it to this degree on Google Earth.
Dennis DeBruler

William Wozniak posted
Short Article explaining the WYE...Bill Schlosser(RT jr cedit)

William Wozniak posted
Another view of Peru line is The Rock going under rt 6 bridge in Peru,IL.....(RT jr photo

1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP

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