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By Clifford J. Downey

With roots courting again to 1851, the Illinois critical Railroad (IC) transported hundreds of thousands of passengers and numerous a whole bunch freight. such a lot journeys have been accomplished with out incident. even though, there have been occasional mishaps, together with derailments and collisions with different trains or road cars. such a lot injuries have been minor, whereas others made the nationwide information, reminiscent of the October 30, 1972, collision of 2 commuter trains in Chicago that killed forty five passengers. The IC usually needed to care for flooding, for the railroad ran in shut proximity to a number of significant rivers. In January and February 1937, a lot of the southern half the railroad was once close down as a result of flooding at the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This booklet depicts the various injuries that experience taken position alongside the Illinois critical over the years. the pictures are drawn from quite a few resources, together with the railroad�s personal photographers, beginner photographers, and images studios.

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