PICTURES FROM THE OFFICIAL 1998 ILLINOIS CENTRAL CALENDAR
(This Calendar was not available to the general public)
764, 2-8-0 Consolidation, was built by Rogers and Schenectady around
1902-03. The location and date of this photo is not shown.
2414, Mountain type 4-8-2 gets the full treatment (coal, water, sand
and lubrication). These engines were used in passenger service. Even as
late as the 1950's, IC 2300 and 2400 Mountains were used on secondary
passenger trains, as well as connections to Louisville, Ky. and St
Louis, Mo, for the City of New Orleans and Panama Limited.
The side of the car reads "Illinois Central Motor Car" and the milepost
is "L-9-86." If You have more information about this photo, E-Mail me
and I will add it to this caption.
This picture was taken on the IC's Birmingham District, near
Haleyville, Al. on the route used by the City of Miami. It's now part
of the Norfolk Southern.
May 1998. The
most famous of any Illinois Central
Photograph is "The Five Titans" five steam locomotives lined up in
June 1998. The
"Pelican" ferry carried Illinois
Central traffic across the Mississippi River to Helena, Arkansas.
July 1998. This
picture was probably taken in the
Manchac- La Place, La. area where the IC skirts the western edge of
Ponchatrain as it nears New Orleans.
Probably taken in the 1950's,this picture shows an IC train crossing
the dam at Gilbertsville,KY across the Tennessee River.
The guy on the left is Teddy Roosevelt, date and location unknown.
IC's heavyweight commuter cars, date not shown.
picture is featured on the dust cover of "From the Lakes to the Gulf,
The Illinois Central Railroad Story" by Alan Lind.
Rockford, Il., date not shown.
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