Thanks for looking. My guess is Charleston Township.I have seen the 1905 History of Coles County, but I was looking for other info at the time. The best guess is that he worked on the St Louis, Alton & Terre Haute Road as did my Great Grandfather, Patrick Shannahan. After the IC, NYC, & the Nickle Plate (Cloverleaf), what were the other railroads in Coles County? There is a bridge out on the Nickel Plate between Charleston & St. Louis now. There is still a very small amount of activity on either side of the burned out wooden trestle according to my Uncle, Joe Hanley, who is a retired Nickel Plate brakeman/conductor.