Some phases of the history of the Illinois Central Railroad Company since 1870.

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The Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), 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 ().

There was a significant branch to Omaha, Nebraska (), west of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Locale: Midwestern to Gulf Coast, United States.

History of the Illinois central railroad to Author(s): Brownson, Howard Gray: Subject(s): Illinois Central Railroad Company. Issue Date: Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Series/Report: Illinois studies in the social sciences ; v.

4, no. University of Illinois studies in the social sciences ; v. 4, no. History of the Some phases of the history of the Illinois Central Railroad Company since 1870. book Central Railroad Company and Representative Employes: A History of the Growth and Development of One of the Leading Arteries of Transportation in the United States, from Inception to Its Present Mammoth Proportions, Together with the Biographies of Many of the Men who Have Been and are Identified with the Varied Interests of the Illinois Central RailroadReviews: 1.

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This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series. Wooden railroads, called wagonways, were built in the United States starting from the s.

A railroad was reportedly used in the construction of the French fortress at Louisburg, Nova Scotia, in New France (now Canada) in Between andat the close of the French and Indian War (–), a gravity. Principal north-south line, chartered in and incorporated in miles opened for traffic in First railroad to receive lands granted by the passage of the "Illinois Central Land Grant Bill." Contributor: Rand McNally and Company - Illinois Central Railroad Company Date: Illinois Central Railroad is completed between Chicago, Galena, and Cairo.

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Chicago Historical Society is founded, with William H. Brown () the first president. Includes railroad stations along a heavy distorted line representing the main railroad line in Missouri.

This is an early example of the typical timetable map developed in the 's which was designed to place emphasis on specific routes. Contributor: Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company - Thomas, G. Date: Illinois Central Railroad (IC), former U.S. railroad founded in that expanded service from Illinois to much of the Midwest before merging with the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) in With its charter inthe Illinois Central Railroad was the first of many railroads to receive a grant of land upon completion of its line.

The Penn Central Transportation Company, commonly abbreviated to Penn Central, was an American class I railroad that operated from until Penn Central was a combination of three railroads: the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), New York Central Railroad (NYC) and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NH).

The New York, New Haven and Hartford was merged into Penn Central. Railroads in North America: Railroad History and Genealogy Database. Milton C. Hallberg has compiled a free database of basic information on over 6, railroads, including currently existing mainline and switching and terminal railroads, as well as of all operating railroads that have existed in the United States and Canada since the first railroad—the Granite Railway—was.

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History of the Illinois central railroad to by Howard Gray Brownson, unknown edition. History of the Illinois Central Railroad Company and representative employes; a history of the growth and development of one of the leading arteries of transportation in the United States, from inception to its present mammoth proportions, together with the biographies of many of the men who have been and are identified with the varied interests of the Illinois Central Railroad.

In November,"an earnest strife existed between the towns on the new Gilman, Clinton, and Springfield Railroad, over the location of the company's machine shops." At least three cities offered to donate the land, buildings, and "appurtenances" if the Chicago and Alton Railroad would locate its stockyards there.

Excerpt from History of the Illinois Central Railroad to It has been said that a history of the Illinois Central Rail road is a history of Illinois.

The project for a railroad through the center Of Illinois was one of the first propositions for internal improvement in the : Howard Gray Brownson. History of the Illinois Central Railroad. John F. Stover. Macmillan, - Illinois Central Railroad - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book.

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- Explore Jennifer Leighton's board "Train Travel in the 's", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about train travel, train, central pacific railroad pins. The Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society, Inc.(ICHS), is dedicated to preserving historical and educational information about the Illinois Central Railroad and the many predecessor railroads that have been part of the IC system.

The society is an independent not-for profit (c)(3) Illinois. The thriving city of Mendota is the result of the crossing of the Illinois Central and C.B.&Q.

railroads. About the close of the summer ofthe Central road was completed this far, and by October or November the C.B. The site of Mendota was then an unbroken prairie. of the Illinois Central Railroad is the History or Illinois"• It is the purpose or this dissertation to evaluate the veracity o:f this statement.

Such a study involves an understanding o:f the life in Illinois prior to the construction o:f the Illinois Central railroad with emphasis placed on. H&R file photo The Illinois Central's City of New Orleans, all coach streamlined train from Chicaho to New Orleans, came through Decatur about 11 a.m.

this morning. The Illinois Central Rail-Road Company offers for sale over 2, acres selected farming and wood lands, in tracts of forty acres and upwards, to suit purchasers, on long credits, and at low rates of interest, situated on each side of their rail-road, by.

The right of the Illinois Central Railroad Company under the grant from the state in its charter, which said grant constitutes a part of the consideration for which the said company pays to the state at least 7 per cent of its gross earnings, and under and by virtue of its appropriation, occupancy, use, and control, and the riparian ownership.

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History Of The Illinois Central Railroad Company And Representative Employes: A History Of The Reviews: 1. For more than a decade, the “town” languished, but, inthe company began to sell lots in anticipation of the railroad arriving in the area.

When the Illinois Central Railroad was completed inwhich connected Cairo to Galena, Illinois in the northwest corner of.

Illinois Central Railroad (Corporate History) Illinois Central Railroad Depot, The first U.S. railroad promoted by a large ( million acre) federal land grant, the Illinois Central cost about $25 million to build; as many as 10, workers at a time were engaged in building the railroad.

The 's also saw new Midwestern startups like the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe pushing westward across the plains and into the southwest. According to Keith Bryant, Jr.'s excellent book, "History Of The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway," the AT&SF began as the Atchison & Topeka Railroad of After spreading across the Midwest, new.

During the ’s, Illinois began a program of internal improvements to expand the market for Illinois farm products and encourage settlement.

The effort nearly bankrupt the state but had one major successful achievement, the building of the Illinois Central Railroad.

The railroad was chartered in and received a land grant, signed by President Millard Filmore, of nearly 2. Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad Company. No. Argued Ma Decided February 3, U.S. APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT Syllabus. This case was before this Court in Illinois Central Railroad Company v.Robert S.

Abbott’s Chicago Defender and the Illinois Central Railroad play a significant role in luring blacks from the Deep South to the North, especially Chicago, to work in the Pullman railway factory, steel foundries, and slaughter houses. The census reflects an 81% increase from in Illinois’ African-American population.