Muddy, IL

SIR&P Co. Interurban System

Milepost: 5.76

SIR&P Co. Muddy Depot

Power Plant at Muddy

Harrisburg City Building

Saline County

Estimated GPS Coordinates, Click For Map: 37.7658475,-88.5225038

History

Muddy Power Plant Specifications
30 acres of land
Concrete Stack: 8 ft by 150 ft
1,200 Volt Operation
2,500 KW Curtis Turbine with planned capacity of 7,500 KW
Two 1250 KVA Curtis turbo-generator units with 35 KW motor-generator sets
Three 250 KW water-cooled transformers
Switchboard apparatus
Four 400 hp Wickes boilers
Murphy stokers
Joor coal and ash handling apparatus

Chicago Railfan

Electric Railway Journal, April 3, 1915

Electric Traction, July 1912

The Smaller Electric Railways of Illinois by Central Electric Railfans’ Association, Bulletin 99, November, 1955

Digitizing sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Transit Journal, Volume 41

O'Gara Mine No. 12 at Muddy
Connected to Big 4
and SIR&P Company Railroads

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Aerial View of Muddy Power Plant 1937 Flood

Chronicling Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

SIR&P Co. Power Plant at Muddy During 1937 Flood

Harrisburg City Building

Electric Freight Engine at Muddy

The Smaller Electric Railways of Illinois by Central Electric Railfans’ Association
Bulletin 99, November, 1955.
Digitizing sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

O'Gara No. 12 Mine TIpple 2018

David Cantrell