Illinois Central Railroad 1854-1960 Photo Archive
By Kim D. Tschudy  


Illinois Central Photo Archive

Memorialized in song and story, the Illinois Central was arguably the most interesting and colorful railroad in America. Begun in 1851, the IC was the first land grant railroad in the United States. While other railroads ran east and west, the IC ran north and south, so when the Civil War began the IC was able to move 30% of all war materiel, supplies and troops to the battlegrounds of the South. This 10 1/4 x 8 1/2" softbound book of IC locomotives and depots dating from 1854 to 1960 gives readers an intimate look at the railroad that called itself the Mainline of Mid-America. This 128-page volume includes nearly 150 black and white photos.

ISBN: 978-1-58388-063-0


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