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Gilman, Clinton & Springfield Railroad

History

    In 1867, Illinois gave a charter to the Gilman, Clinton & Springfield Railroad.  The line was completed between Gilman and Springfield by September 15, 1871 and the first train to roll over the entire route was a special overnight run to go up to see the result of the Great Chicago Fire.  In July of 1877, ownership of the 111 mile road was gained by the Illinois Central Railroad.  The GC&S, with the addition of the St. Louis, Peoria & Northern Railroad, would give the IC a direct route between Chicago and St. Louis.

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Built:   1869-1871
Admitted:   1877
Fate:   Coming in the future.
Dedicated Links:  None Known
Source   Most of the data came from Carlton J. Corliss' 1950 book, Main Line of Mid-America

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