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

Clifford J. Downey

ISBN 10: 1885614683 / ISBN 13: 9781885614681
Published by Four Ways West Publications, 2006
Condition: New Condition Hardcover
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This is the first Volume of a two book series featuring in depth the passenger operations of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This Volume covers the Flyers, the Shovel Nose Zephyrs operating between 1930 and 1947, prior to the Domeliners arrival. There are many actual Q passenger consists from the author's personal files. Also featured is Burlington's Farewell to Steam program. This is the most comprehensive book on the subject - bar none! Contents: The Flyers, pp. 4-20; 1930 Anniversary Fleet (heavyweight cars), pp. 21-63; Shovel-Nose Zephyrs, pp. 64-117; Demand Exceeds Capacity, pp. 118-150; The Zephyr Fleet and Elegant E5s, pp. 151-175; Specials: Everywhere West, pp. 176-192; Farewell to Steam Program, pp. 193-208. Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 208 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .75 in., B&W and color (23 pages) photographs. Bookseller Inventory # fww681

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Title: Illinois Central Color Pictorial Vol. 2: ...

Publisher: Four Ways West Publications

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New Condition

Book Type: book

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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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