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J. Parker Lamb (b. 1933), one of the deans of post-World War II railroad photography in the United States. Mr. Lamb shared a few of his superb Illinois Central photos for ICRHA to share with our members and freinds visiting this site.
The introduction of I.C.'s standard streamline trains, starting with the City of Miami, was an exciting period in the railroad's history. Here we share some photos when these famous trains were introduced.
The steam era on the Illinois Central was long lived, largely because it serviced the the extensive coal industry that at one time lined the tracks. In recent years, a number of superb photographs have surfaced and we are pleased to share some of these in this album.
Illinois Central 121 (IC #121) was a diesel streamliner built in 1936 by Pullman- Standard and powered by Electro-Motive Corporation, was one of the first trains of the streamline era.
This photo group visits the superb Illinois Central electrification and the sturdy 1926 cars during their heyday to final years. This Illinois Central service was very much part of the life blood of Chicago's south side.
For much of IC's history, Memphis was a mid-way focal point of the "Mainline of Mid-America. This album captures both freight and passenger action.
Here we present a collection of interior shots of IC's premier passenger trains. You will find here company publicity shots from the heyday of passenger service.
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