Illinois Central Railroad, 1875-1970: Photo Archive (Paperback)
Founded in 1851, the Illinois Central was the first land grant railroad in the United States. Its unique north-south route handled 30 percent of all war material, supplies, and troops to Civil War battlegrounds in the South. This book features the locomotives, depots, and memorabilia of the "Mainline of Mid-America", dating from 1875 to 1970. Enjoy this well-illustrated account of a railroad immortalized in song and story.