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  • Author:
    Tom Murray
  • ISBN:
    0760322546
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    978-0760322543
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    Voyageur Press; 1st edition (December 15, 2006)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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Series: MBI Railroad Color History. Hardcover: 160 pages

Series: MBI Railroad Color History. Hardcover: 160 pages. Being the grandson of a former superintendant of the Illinois Central Railroad, this book brought back some great memories and solidified some of the stories my grandfather had told me growing up about the IC. Great pitures too! If you are a rail fan, I strongly recommend this book!

The Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the . Illinois Central Railroad. MBI Railroad Color History (1st e. ISBN 978-0-7603-2254-3.

The Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa (1870).

Illinois Central Railroad book. Illinois Central Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). 0760322546 (ISBN13: 9780760322543).

In his book, "Illinois Central Railroad," author Tom Murray notes that after officials .

With the Central Railroad languishing in uncertainty it became clear drastic action was needed. According to John Stover's book, "History Of The Illinois Central Railroad," it was the first instance of federal lands assisting a railroad in its construction.

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Railroad Color History. This book was an interesting read and should appeal to anyone with an affection for the Milwaukee Road. Railroad History, Fall/Winter 2006 A strong feature is the inclusion of vintage ads that are not typically seen elsewhere.

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I Hate When this Happens. Union Station Train Station Train Miniature U Bahn Santa Fe Historical Photos Diesel Locomotive Electric Locomotive Tramway. 150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains - the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

The Illinois Central Railroad, sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States .

The Illinois Central Railroad, sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa.

One of America's greatest railroads, serving the Midwest and the South for more than 150 years before being acquired by Canadian National in 1999, the Illinois Central ran some of the nation's most famous passenger trains (most notably the City of New Orleans), as well as a freight service renowned for its quality. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of the "Main Line of Mid-America"-the railroad that brought us engineer Luther "Casey" Jones-looks at Illinois Central's motive power and rolling stock, its good old reliable passenger service and crack freight operations, and its most interesting routes. Drawing on archival records and interviews with former employees, and illustrated with photographs from collections around the country, this volume brings to vibrant life a rich chapter of American railroad history.

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Prior to the American Civil War, the port at New Orleans, Louisiana, was the largest and most important international seaport in the United States. First it was the opening of the Erie Canal that began to change this situation and increase the importance of New York as an international seaport. Later, the Civil War itself led to a re-arrangement of the transportation lines, particularly the early railroad lines to an east-west orientation which eventually caused New York to replace New Orleans as the largest international seaport in the United States. This book deals with the history of the only railroad in the United States which extends from north to south across the midwest and has its terminus at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Enditaling
I bought the Kindle version of the book since the paper version was outrageously expensive. In general I did like the book. Both the narrative and the photos/illustrations were quite nice. I would have like to seen better reproductions of the maps. Having grown up in Chicago and attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in the 1960s I got to be quite familiar with the passenger trains that connected those two cities. I think on balance the author was fair in his attention to the various geographic regions that this line served. Were he have gone into a lot more depth this book could easily have been 4 to 10 times as long. But then it wouldn't have been the easy read that it was. For those rail fans interested in a concise summary and nicely illustrated presentation of the Illinois Central I can recommend this for your collection
Dawncrusher
Being the grandson of a former superintendant of the Illinois Central Railroad, this book brought back some great memories and solidified some of the stories my grandfather had told me growing up about the IC. Great pitures too! If you are a rail fan, I strongly recommend this book! A tribute to a great road still running to this day via the Canadian National.
Winail
All along the southbound odyssey.....
The train ???? pulled out at Kankakee

Rode it while in college at Southern Illinois University in late 60's. Always filled with college kids mostly from SIU and U of I. Great times. Got off in Kankakee.
Funny duck
The Illinois Central was another of America's premeir railroads that helped to develop the contry and which now is no more. From its start in 1838 (with 24 miles of track) it grew to over 6,500 miles. Alas, in 1999 it passed into the hands of the Canadial National.

This is a colorful history of the Illinois Central from its early day through its acquisition. It is profusely illustrated,with a lot of color pictures. The text that accompanies the pictures gives an accurate telling of the story of the line and its operation down through the years.

The IC grew by acquiring other lines as well as by expanding its own tract into new areas. It remained, however a north-wouth line with its solid anchors in Chicago and New Orleans. It grew west to meet with the Union Pacific in Omaha. It grew to the south east, eventually connecting to Birmingham and eventually Miami.

Only in the last couple of pages in the book is the Canadian National merger. It has become a major railroad, from the original IC trackage from Chicago to New Orleans and CN all across Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But alas, it's under the CN name, not the IC.