PHOTO ALBUM ARCHIVES

PLEASE NOTE:  The Photo Album Archives are in the process of being expanded and upgraded.  Some of  tabs below are not yet accessible, but should be ready in late Spring 2018.  We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and please check back.

IC PHOTOS BY J. PARKER LAMB

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 STREAMLINE ERA

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 and through their later years.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL STEAM

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.

THE GREEN DIAMOND

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.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL POSTCARDS

 

ELECTRIC SUBURBAN

 

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.

MEMPHIS MEMORIES

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.

PASSENGER CAR INTERIORS

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.

IC RELIVED ON IOWA PACIFIC

 

ICRHA FAN TRIPS

In the past, ICRHA, in conjunction with our friends at Iowa Pacific,  operated some fan trips utilizing vintage I.C. themed equipment.  This included the fabulous I.C. observaion car Ponchartrain Club.   We have shared a few photos from these adventures.

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