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Illinois Central Railroad


Intermountain Illinois Central Gulf GP10.


Illini Terminal Dedication, Litchfield, IL - Nov. 1, 2011 Part I


IAIS 708 Tows Wrecked CN Dash 8 to Silvis, IL


Fearless Eye, Inc. - Daniels v. Illinois Central Railroad: Truck View-each second


Illinois Central GP9's Hauling Coal through Freeburg, Illinois - Circa 1964 (Prairie Belt)

The Illinois Central Railroad, sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa (1870). There was a significant branch to Omaha, Nebraska (1899), west of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and another branch reaching Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1877), starting from Cherokee, Iowa. The Sioux Falls branch has been abandoned in its entirety.
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  • Mississippi Central (1852–1878) 

  • Mississippi Central (1897–1967)