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Illinois Central Railroad
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Here we will cover the Illinois Central Railroad both in its final days as an independent operation and presently how it operates as  part of the Canadian National system. Freight, passenger, and the electric commuter operation will all be covered, including present day Amtrak operations. Illinois Central proudly announces that train No.1, The Panama Limited  is now ready to receive passengers at Track No.1. All aboard, please.

PARTIAL FAMILY TREE OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
1.Illinois Central (1851)
2.Dubuque and Sioux City RR
3.New Orleans,Jackson and Great Northern
4.Mississippi Central
5.Yazoo and Mississippi Valley (1882)
6.Chicago,Madison and Northern(1886)
7.Indianapolis Southern (1906)
PRINCIPAL TERMINALS
Chicago (Markham Yard)
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Dubuque
NOTED PASSENGER TRAINS: Panama Limited, City of New Orleans, The Green Diamond, City of Miami, The Creole, The Shawnee.
CURRENT PASSENGER TRAINS (Amtrak)
City of New Orleans, The Illini
NO. OF TOFC/COFC RAMPS;7
SUMMARY OF LOCOMOTIVE FLEET MAKEUP BY TYPE;
EMD E9AR        4 units
EMD SD70       70 units
EMD GP40R    35 units
EMD GP40-2     1 unit
EMD SD40-2R    29 units
EMD SD40-2     61 units
EMD SD40-3       1 unit
EMD GP11      12 units
EMD GP38-2   53 units
Total road units: 236
Switchers:
SW13      2 units
SW14    12 units
total: 14 switcher units.
Total locomotive fleet: 250 units.

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