Category: illinois central

IC 4026 3/67 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: IC E-…

IC 4026 3/67

IC 4026 3/67 by Leon Kay

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IC E-8A 4026 (16392 4/52) on GREEN DIAMOND @Springfield IL 3/67

IC’s Green DiamondSt. Louis–Chicago Green Di…

IC’s Green Diamond

St. Louis–Chicago Green Diamond south of 47th Street, Chicago, mid-1930s.

IC train, engine number 1158, engine type 4-…

IC train, engine number 1158, engine type 4-6-2

Train #17, The Diamond; 8 cars. Photographed: at St. Louis, MO., August 19, 1932.

As the sun comes up, Illinois Central’…

As the sun comes up, Illinois Central’s northbound Panama Limited races through Gilman, IL, on its overnight journey from New Orleans to Chicago. Sixteen cars trail the trio of E-units up front, which can take advantage of IC’s 90 mph speed limit through the flatlands. A freight headed up by a U33C waits off to the side.

August 03, 1970

C of NO Sept. 69 by Joseph Petric Via Flick…

C of NO Sept. 69

C of NO Sept. 69 by Joseph Petric

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IC “City of New Orleans” accelerates out of Chicago in September 1969.

Two of the four slant-nosed E6s that were de…

Two of the four slant-nosed E6s that were delivered to the Illinois Central in 1941 lasted until the coming of Amtrak, and they earned premier assignments until the end. IC E6s 4001 and 4003, sandwiched by an E8B, paused at Homewood, IL, with the southbound Panama Limited on a summer evening in 1969. Shortly they’ll be doing 90mph on the IC’s raceway.
August 13, 1969   

ic4033_dvl by Ajay Fowler Via Flickr: EMD …

ic4033_dvl

ic4033_dvl by Ajay Fowler

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EMD E8A 4033 heads the Illinois Central’s premier train, the Panama Limited, as it departs Chicago for New Orleans in July 1969. The locomotive was built in 1953 and sold to New Jersey Transit in 1978, becoming its 4258. The transparency is from David V. Leonard. Looks like Hyde Park 55th st.

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

February 1968: No. 1, the City of New Orleans

Illinois Central Observation on Train 5, the…

Illinois Central  Observation on Train 5, the Panama Limited - Magnolia Star at New Orleans, LA, Uniuon Terminal on November 22, 1967

Illinois Central Observation on Train 5, the Panama Limited – Magnolia Star at New Orleans, LA, Union Terminal on November 22, 1967 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta Photograph

City of New Orleans Carbondale Illinois 1965 …

City of New Orleans Carbondale Illinois 1965

City of New Orleans Carbondale Illinois 1965 by woodybobbin

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