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Illinois Central Color Pictorial Vol. 2: Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans

Clifford J. Downey

Published by Four Ways West Publications, 2006
ISBN 10: 1885614683 / ISBN 13: 9781885614681
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Title: Illinois Central Color Pictorial Vol. 2: ...

Publisher: Four Ways West Publications

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: New


Illinois Central Color Pictorial Volume 2: Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans by Clifford J. Downey. Though the sub-title of this book implies coverage of the Illinois Central south of Cairo, Illinois, in fact the first 75 pages cover that region. Other chapters include photographs of the IC in floodwaters at Dubuque, Iowa plus additional coverage of IC cabooses and motive power. There are a number of steam locomotive photographs in this book, about 1/4 to 1/3 of the photographs are of steam. There are 6 pages in black & white of the Paducah shops and of the steam and diesel locomotives being rebuilt there.Also included are two pages of photographs of the Cadiz Railroad which connected with the IC. The diesel photographs include passenger units and as many diesels painted in black as white and orange.Contents: Ch. 1: Cairo-Memphis-Birmingham; Ch. 2. Memphis-Jackson, Tennessee; Ch. 3. Jackson, Mississippi-New Orleans; Ch. 4: Twilight of IC Steam; Ch. 5: All-Weather Railroading on the IC; Ch. 6: Cab Units on the IC; Ch. 7: IC Cabooses; Ch. 8: IC Locomotive Pictorial (diesel).Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., color and B&W photographs. Bookseller Inventory # fww681

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Synopsis: Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 128 coated pages.

"A color pictorial presenting the last of steam and early 1st-gen diesels.


IC's steam fleet in revenue service on the Kentucky Division;

Steam shots in Jackson, MS, and New Orleans;

First generation diesels in the original black scheme with the green diamond;

Paducah rebuilt locomotives;

Colorful diesel roster shots;

Paducah shops and roundhouse during the 1950s and 1960s, incl interior shots;

Steam servicing;

Cadiz Railroad in western Kentucky;

Last of IC steam operations around Paducah, Princeton, and Central City, 1959-early 1960;

IC cab units;

Blizzards and flood coverage;

IC E-units and F-units leased by IC in the late 1960s and early 1970s for service between Chicago and St. Louis.

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