Peru–LaSalle station

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Peru – LaSalle station was a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad station situated between the towns of Peru and LaSalle, Illinois. The station building—which still exists as a lawn and garden center[1]—is located on the north side of the track, on 1st Street. LaSalle/Peru was the original eastern terminus of the Rock Island Line, as it first traveled from Rock Island, Illinois to connect with the Illinois and Michigan Canal.[2] "The Rock" was eventually liquidated, and now the track is operated by CSX, with the Iowa Interstate Railway getting some service via trackage rights.[3]

Peru – LaSalle
Former Rock Island Line passenger rail station
SOUTH AND WEST FACADES, FROM RAILROAD TRACKS, LOOKING NORTHEAST - Rock Island Railroad, LaSalle Passenger Depot, First Street, East of Creve Coeur Street, La Salle, La Salle HAER ILL, 50-LASAL, 6-4.tif
South and west façades from northeast
Location1st Street and Canal Street
LaSalle, Illinois
Coordinates41°19′38.7″N 89°6′4.5″W / 41.327417°N 89.101250°W / 41.327417; -89.101250Coordinates: 41°19′38.7″N 89°6′4.5″W / 41.327417°N 89.101250°W / 41.327417; -89.101250
Owned byBuilding: local business
Track: CSX Transportation
Line(s)Rock Island Line main line
Platforms1 side platform
Structure typeat-grade
  Former services  
Preceding station   Rock Island Line   Following station
Main Line
toward Chicago


  1. ^ Overturf, Daniel; Marx, Gary; Kurtis, Bill (2007). A River Through Illinois. p. 196. The old Rock Island Line railroad station is now a lawn and garden center.
  2. ^ Schafer, Mike (2003). Classic American Railroads, Volume III. Saint Paul, Minnesota: MBI Publishing. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-7603-1649-8.
  3. ^ Illinois Valley Commuter Rail Feasibility Study Archived 2012-07-29 at The City of Ottawa. Retrieved March 25, 2011

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