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Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad

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Headquartered in Chicago, the Illinois Central Railroad was known as the "Main Line of Mid-America," as it was a major railroad cutting through the middle section of the United States with two major routes: the Main Line, which ran south out of Chicago toward New Orleans, and the Western Lines, which ran west toward Iowa. The Illinois Central Railroad had eight major freight yards in Chicago, which in 1937 handled nearly two million freight cars. It was also well known for its passenger service and operated some of the finest passenger trains: the Green Diamond, the all-Pullman Panama Limited, and the City of New Orleans. Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad covers the railroad's operations within the city of Chicago, plus the outlying suburbs, from the late 1800s to 1960. It explores, through vintage photographs, the passenger and freight trains, suburban trains, locomotives, shops and repair facilities, and people that made the railroad function.

Kentucky and the Illinois Central Railroad

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The Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR) operated approximately 600 miles of mainline track throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, stretching from the Mississippi River to the central part of the state. In addition to Louisville, the state's largest city, the ICRR also served dozens of small towns. Kentucky's economy was built around coal mining and farming, and the ICRR played a major role in both industries. ICRR's coal trains served as a conveyor for Kentucky coal moving to Midwest factories, and the road hauled a wide variety of agricultural products, including tobacco, grain, and fresh fruit. No mention of the ICRR would be complete without discussing the fleet of fast passenger trains that whisked Kentucky residents to and from distant cities. To maintain the locomotives that hauled all these trains the ICRR operated one of the nation's largest locomotive repair shops in Paducah.

Organization and Traffic of the Illinois Central System

Author : Illinois Central Railroad Company
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History of the Illinois Central Railroad

Author : John F. Stover
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The Illinois Central Railroad In Kentucky As Seen Through Postcards

Author : Charles H. Bogart
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Illinois Central Railroad Wrecks Derailments and Floods

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With roots dating back to 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) transported millions of passengers and countless tons of freight. Most trips were completed without incident. However, there were occasional mishaps, including derailments and collisions with other trains or highway vehicles. Most accidents were minor, while others made the national news, such as the October 30, 1972, collision of two commuter trains in Chicago that killed 45 passengers. The IC frequently had to deal with flooding, for the railroad ran in close proximity to several major rivers. In January and February 1937, much of the southern half of the railroad was shut down because of flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This book depicts many of the accidents that have taken place along the Illinois Central through the years. The photographs are drawn from numerous sources, including the railroad's own photographers, amateur photographers, and photography studios.

Illinois Central Railroad Company

Author : Bureau of Railway Economics (Washington, D.C.). Library
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Illinois Central Railroad Company

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Illinois Central Railroad

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Historical Sketch of the Illinois Central Railroad

Author : William K. Ackerman
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Kankakee Railroads

Author : Norman S. Stevens
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Tracks for the Chicago branch of the Illinois Central Railroad were established in the vicinity of the Kankakee River in 1853. The Kankakee Depot was set up and soon thereafter the Associates Land Company had a 49-block town laid out around the depot. By the beginning of the 20th century, Kankakee, a town that formed because of the railroad, was a thriving industrial city, as well as a railroad center served by five major railroad lines. This book traces the history of Kankakee's railroads from 1850 to 1950. Photographs from the Kankakee County Historical Society archives illustrate the stories of the trains, depots, and workers who made the railroads of the late 19th and early 20th centuries an economic and industrial force in Illinois and the Midwest.

Term No 768 the Illinois Central Railroad Company Appellant Vs the People of the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago Filed September 6 1890 Term No 974 the City of Chicago Appellant Vs the Illinois Central Railroad Company Et Al Term No 975 the People of the State of Illinois Appellants Vs The Illinois Central Railroad Company and the City of Chicago

Author : United States. Supreme Court
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Early Illinois Railroads

Author : William K. Ackerman
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Illinois Central Railroad Company and Chicago St Louis and New Orleans Railroad Company and the Canton Aberdeen and Nashville Railroad Company to the Farmers Loan and Trust Company Trustee

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Term No 419 the Illinois Central Railroad Company Appellant Vs the People of the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago Term No 608 the City of Chicago Appellant Vs the Illinois Central Railroad Company Et Al Term No 609 the People of the State of Illinois Appellants Vs the Illinois Central Railroad Company and the City of Chicago Term No 610 the United States Appellant Vs the People of the State of Illinois Et Al

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A Guide to the Illinois Central Railroad Lands

Author : Illinois Central Railroad Company
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Documents Relating to the Organization of the Illinois Central Rail road Company

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Illinois Central Railroad Chicago Division

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The Surburban Electrification of the Illinois Central Railroad at Chicago Illinois

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Chicago Memphis Gulf Railroad Company to Illinois Central Railroad Company

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