The Illinois Terminal served Illinois and St. Louis from 1895 to 1981 and transitioned to become one of the Midwest's premier interurbans, the Illinois Traction System. The route included a number of central and southwestern Illinois town and cities, including Springfield, Dawson, Buffalo, Illiopolis and Decatur. The presenter will be Dale Jenkins, the current president of the Illinois Traction Society. The Illinois Terminal became known as the Road of Personalized Service and was an innovator in style and passenger comfort. It survived two world wars and the Great Depression and outlasted many famous regional railroad companies.
The presentation will be held in the community room of the Buffalo Village Hall adjacent to the Library on Saturday, August 18 beginning at 1:00 pm.