Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad started operations in 1857 and stopped service in 1897 for a total period of operations of 40 years.
Since Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad began operations before 1860, it was operating at a very early time as a US Railroad. Almost any railroad antique from this early period will have significant value to collectors such as passes, timetables, documents, lanterns, and other railroadiana which wouldn't have much value if it were from a later period. Antiques from this period can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the condition, provenance and rarity of the specific item.
Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad only operated in 1 state which is indicative of smaller lines, or in some cases lines in larger states. Many one state railroads are short line railroads that didn't have large areas of coverage or large promotional budgets so items from them are likely to be somewhat rare and could be worth more if the railroad didn't exist for long or if it didn't produce many collectible items.
Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: Illinois