Illinois Central Railway. 1959.
PAMPHLET, one fold, maps including four column centrefold map, 33 pp. Very good condition. "The Illinois Central's slogan described the railroad quite well, The Main Line of Mid-America. It was one of only a very few railroads to serve markets with north-south running main lines and not the traditional east-west movements. What made its routing even more odd was that it served Midwestern markets that likewise traditionally moved goods east and west, such as Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans. Regardless of this the IC carved out a living hauling goods from Chicago to New Orleans and while today the Canadian National owns the railroad, its name continues to survive after over 150 years of existence." (American-rails website). The cover of this brochure names five of the "streamliners" and their routes. Item #30902