Author: Jim Boyd
Hardbound; 11.6 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches, 128 pages, August 1995
Subtitled: Life Along the Main Line of Mid-America. The rich and colorful history of the Illinois Central, a north-south railroad in a country full of east-west railroads. IC linked Chicago with New Orleans, spreading out along the way to cover the Mississippi River bottom lands, reach into the Kentucky coal-fields, and stretch an outward hand to western connections at Omaha. Ride along with Jim as he relates his long journey with the Illinois Central from its centennial year until its merger into the Illinois Central Gulf in 1972..