Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec

Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec

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Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956 Durham collec
 
Illinois Central Railroad Steam Locomotives And Trains 1891 - 1956   Two spots on front cover.  Corner has been bumped.  
Collection Of Robert K. Durham
Softbound
65 Pages
Copyright 2000

Contents
The Illinois Central Railroad
Description
Trains
Switch Engines
Light Passenger
Heavy Passenger
Light Freight
Heavy Freight

THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
In 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed a bill giving 2,600, 000 acres of public land to the Illinois Central Railroad. This was on the requirement that Illinois Central would construct 700 miles of track in six years. This act caused much controversy from opponents of the railroad, who thought that the government should not give public lands to private corporations.
The Illinois Central was one of the best known routes to the south from Chicago. It had an impressive array of famous name trains; this fact could have made it difficult for a patron to choose which train to take. It was number one in the field of roads to serve the south from Chicago. The road was proud to serve the finest cuisine in the dining cars; also the best bourbons and liqueurs, rivaling the finest clubs in New Orleans. Many patrons chose the road because of this. The rail.road boasted that, after all, these trains were really hotels on wheels. Therefore, their opulence was well advertised. The fine appointments in the cars consisted of leather arm chairs; a wealth of reading material in the club cars; private valet service; barber shops; telephone service and secretarial service for the business man.
The next page names these trains.

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