Category Archives: Illinois Central

The Wabash Midnight and its St.Louis-Chicago competitors, the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Midnight Special and the Illinois Central Night Diamond

You’re a Washington University student heading from St. Louis home to Chicago for Thanksgiving 1951. Wabash doesn’t have a day train after the noon Banner Blue, but you could catch the GM&O Ann Rutledge at 4:30 or the IC Daylight … Continue reading

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Illinois Central Land O’ Corn

While searching for Riley pictures, I came across this June 1965┬áDale Jacobson shot of the Illinois Central Land O’ Corn at Rockford, IL. It’s reproduced here from a 1984 Potomac Chapter NRHS calendar.

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