The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

    Welcome, you have found THE definitive source of information on the Peoria, Decatur and Evansville Railway, on or off the web.  The PD&E was a railroad that connected Peoria, Illinois with Evansville, Indiana for the last 2 decades of the 19th century before becoming part of  the Illinois Central Railroad System in 1900.  To this day, crews will still sometimes refer to the remaining portions as "the old PD&E."  The scope of this website is from the very beginning until today.  In addition to the wealth of information that can be found here, there is a PD&E list: PD&E Railway or you may contact me.

 Acknowledgments  People who have generously helped out.
 Documents  Documents relating the line
 Employee Timetables  The train lineup from official employee timetables. 
 History  A narrative history of the PD&E.
 Important Dates  A timeline of important dates from the 1850's to the present.
 Links  PD&E links on the Internet.
 Locomotive Roster  A roster of PD&E locomotives.
 Map  An official map of the PD&E from the 1890's.
 Passenger Service  A listing of known passenger service 1876-1940.
 Photo Index  Thumbnail links to photos in four categories.
 Railroad Abbreviations  A reference sheet of railroad abbreviations used on this site.
 Resources  Publications with PD&E information in them.
 Rolling Stock  A list of PD&E rolling stock.
 Stations  A listing of the stations (towns and other points) served.
 Wanted  A listing of needed employee timetables
 What's New  What has been added recently.