Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America
Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America
Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America
Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America

Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America

Regular price $55.00 Sale

Used


RailroadTreasures offers the following item:
 
Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America
 
Illinois Central Monday Mornin Rails Life Along the Main Line of Mid America
By Jeff Boyd
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1994
128 pages
THE REFRAINS OF STEVE GOODMAN'S SONG "City of New Orleans" bring to mind images of a long journey on a workaday railroad. In this book, author Jim Boyd relates his long journey with the Illinois Central from its centennial year of 1951 until its merger into the Illinois Central Gulf in 1972. He looks at the "Main Line of Mid-America" from the viewpoint of a kid with his favorite hometown railroad in the late steam era and follows its dieselized path from Wisconsin to the Gulf as school and work keep him within reach of its rails. Then comes the orange era of the 1960's and the author's experiences delivering new Electro-Motive diesels to the IC in Chicago and the Deep South and then going to work as a brakeman on the Iowa Division in northern Illinois. Throughout it all, his skills as a photographer capture the railroad in its various moods-viewed from the perspective of both an observer and an insider as the black and white of the steam era expands into the full color of the diesel era on one of America's most interesting and unpublicized major railroads. This is no corporate history or locomotive roster book, but rather a colorful look in words and pictures at a rapidly changing railroad at the peak of its glory. Come aboard for the journey, and you too will "be gone 500 miles when the day is done"-behind an orange-and-chocolate E-unit, with any luck at all!
INTRODUCTION
Wayne A. Johnston's Railroad-4
CHAPTER 1
The Home Road-8
CHAPTER 2
Domain of the Diamond-32
CHAPTER 3
An I-Ball to Eyeball-52
CHAPTER 4
Southbound Odyssey-66
CHAPTER 5
A Grande Time-88
CHAPTER 6
Workin' on the Railroad-96
CHAPTER 7
Engulfed-120

All pictures are of the actual item.  If this is a railroad item, this material is obsolete and no longer in use by the railroad.  Please email with questions. Publishers of Train Shed Cyclopedias and Stephans Railroad Directories. Large inventory of railroad books and magazines. Thank you for buying from us.

Shipping charges
Postage rates quoted are for shipments to the US only.    Ebay Global shipping charges are shown. These items are shipped to Kentucky and then ebay ships them to you. Ebay collects the shipping and customs / import fees.   For direct postage rates to these countries, send me an email.   Shipping to Canada and other countries varies by weight.

Payment options
Payment must be received within 10 days. Paypal is accepted.

Terms and conditions
All sales are final. Returns accepted if item is not as described.  Contact us first.  No warranty is stated or implied. Please e-mail us with any questions before bidding.   

Thanks for looking at our items.