An Illinois Central Photo Album Web Site



The IC was truly a unique and historic railroad. In itís almost 150 years of existence, it never declared bankruptcy, was never in receivership, and only had one minor name change. It was a North-South carrier in a country that was dominated by the East-West routes laid by the other great railroads. It also was the first land grant railroad, paving the way for the Union Pacific and the rapid growth of the railroad industry that followed.

The Illinois Central Railroad was merged into the Canadian National Railway on July 1st, 1999. Originally built with money from foreign investors, it has now reverted to foreign ownership. The moratorium placed on rail mergers was one merger too late to save the IC. May its routes serve the CN well.


A Brief History of the IC   Jim Batts
Archives Links
Cabooses Roster Page (Photos)
Dale W. French The Eagle
The ICRR System Database  
Just Because...  

"†Öthe way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers. And for a time, they may seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Think of it: ALWAYS."

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