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   6-7 July 2001

        ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD - CHAMPAIGN YARD

        MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

 

ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD - CHAMPAIGN YARD

   The following are pictures I took at the Illinois Central R. R. yard at Champaign, Illinois on 6 and 7 July 2001, during a tour with the Illinois Central Historical Society.  (Some of the pictures were taken from the bus we chartered -- occasionally, you will see "reflections" off the windows of the bus.)

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ICRR SD-40 6068

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-40's 6068, 6252* and 6057

6 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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Sanding tower at Champaign, IL

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2 9602

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2's 9602 and 9628

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-40-2's 6129 and 6137

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2 9602

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2's 9602 and 9628

6 July 2001

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HPLX 405570 - tank car

6 July 2001

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ALM 2055 - box car

6 July 2001

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The picture is a little blurry... but I had to include it!

Who sez it ain't prototypical!?  Lookit this!

Sectional track!!  6 July 2001

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"Sectional track" - from the side

6 July 2001

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Wide shot of the yard

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-70 1014

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-40 6068

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-40's 6252* and 6057

6 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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ICRR GP-38-2's 9602 and 9628

6 July 2001

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I don't know what this is...

but I took a picture of it anyway.

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2 9602

6 July 2001

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Another shot of

"whatever it is"

6 July 2001

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UTLX 68519 - tank car

6 July 2001

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UTLX 804612 - tank car

6 July 2001

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AGCX 100028 - tank car

6 July 2001

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RPBX 17449 - tank car

6 July 2001

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IC 56887 - covered hopper

6 July 2001

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IC 767009 - covered hopper

6 July 2001

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ICG 766895 - covered hopper

6 July 2001

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DCTX 27504 - tank car

6 July 2001

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UTLX 96167 - tank car

6 July 2001

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Close up of the dome of UTLX 96167 - tank car

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2 9628

6 July 2001

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ICRR GP-38-2 9602

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-70 1014

6 July 2001

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ICRR SD-40's 6252* and 6068

CN SD-75I 5787 and ?

7 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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ICRR SD-40's 6252* and 6068

7 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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ICRR SD-40's 6252* and 6068

7 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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ICRR SD-40's 6252* and 6068

7 July 2001

* SD-40-2

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ICRR Covered hopper 764822

7 July 2001

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

The following are pictures taken at the Monticello Railway Museum outside of Monticello, Illinois on 6 July 2001.  They hosted the Illinois Central Historical Society that day, with a train ride and photo run-bys -- and just pretty much gave us the run of the place that day!  We had a GREAT time there!
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Canadian National FPA-4 6789

and FPB-4 6862

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Canadian National FPA-4 6789

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ICRR 7 - observation car - tail platform

(originally numbered 17)

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ICRR 7 - observation car

The MRM put together a train, consisting mainly of Illinois Central cars, for our train trip that day

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Nickel Plate Road (NYC&STL) 356 -

Railway Post Office car

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Nickel Plate Road (NYC&STL) 356 -

Railway Post Office car

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ICRR X9151 - Jordan Spreader

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ICRR X9151 - Jordan Spreader

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ICRR X4352 - tender

ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

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ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

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ICRR X4352 - tender

ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

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ICRR X4352 - tender

ICRR X238 - pile driver

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ICRR X9151 - Jordan Spreader

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191 - 0-6-0 switcher

built by American Locomotive Company (Alco)

acquired from Republic Steel

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191 - 0-6-0 switcher

built by American Locomotive Company (Alco)

acquired from Republic Steel

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ICRR 9831 - caboose; one of the ICRR's "side-door" cabooses, which ran all over the ICRR - except on the Iowa Division, where they were banned by state law!

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ICRR 9831 - caboose

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GATX 509 - tank car

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ICRR RS-3 704

This unit was originally Long Island Railroad #1559)

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ICRR 65018 - hopper car

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ICRR RS-3 704

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Freight train assembled that day by MRM

for photo run-bys, led by ICRR RS-3 704

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ICRR GP-11 8733

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Semaphore tower at the MRM's station

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ICRR 518 - mail storage car

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ICRR Carondelet - Pullman car

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ICRR GP-11 8733

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ICRR 7 - observation car

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ICRR 2920 - Pullman car

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ICRR Carondelet - Pullman car

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ICRR 518 - mail storage car

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Canadian National 15421 - steam generator unit

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Canadian National FPB-4 6862

(sorry the picture is a little blurry)

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Canadian National FPA-4 6789

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Passenger train photo run-by #1

(Unfortunately, these pictures are a little blurry.  I was still learning a new camera, and just didn't hold it still enough to get some clear pictures.  But even so, the smoke generated by those Alcos was impressive!)

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Passenger train photo run-by #2

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Passenger train photo run-by #3

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Passenger train photo run-by #4

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Passenger train photo run-by #5

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Passenger train photo run-by #6

(Finally... a relatively decent picture!)

2001-07-06-r5-06.jpg (44113 bytes) Then, MRM staged a freight train run-by!
2001-07-06-r5-07.jpg (34019 bytes) ICRR RS-3 704
2001-07-06-r5-14.jpg (33138 bytes) Wabash 82967 - box car
2001-07-06-r5-13.jpg (38936 bytes) GATX 509 - tank car
2001-07-06-r5-10.jpg (40276 bytes) ICRR 9831 - caboose
2001-07-06-r5-11.jpg (39578 bytes) Freight train run-by #2
2001-07-06-r5-17.jpg (48965 bytes) Then, the passenger train came back to pick us up!
2001-07-06-r5-19.jpg (42167 bytes) ICRR 7 - observation car
2001-07-06-r5-20.jpg (41659 bytes) ICRR 518 - mail storage car
2001-07-06-r5-21.jpg (40996 bytes) ICRR Carondelet - Pullman car
2001-07-06-r5-22.jpg (46052 bytes) Canadian National 15421 - steam generator unit
2001-07-06-r5-23.jpg (46612 bytes) Canadian National FPA-4 6789
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Canadian National FPA-4 6789

and FPB-4 6862

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ICRR RS-3 704

CN FPA-4 6789

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ICRR RS-3 704

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

with the whistle blowing

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ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X4352 - tender

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ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X4352 - tender

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ICRR RS-3 704

pulling a slightly different consist for

another photo run-by

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X4352 - tender

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X4352 - tender

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ICRR X238 - pile driver

ICRR X4352 - tender

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ICRR X2000 - "idler" and equipment flat car

ICRR X238 - pile driver

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ICRR RS-3 704

pulling a slightly different consist for

another photo run-by

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ICRR RS-3 704

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ICRR 65018 - hopper car

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Wabash 47947 - box car

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Wabash 82967 - box car

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GATX 509 - tank car

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ICRR 892 - baggage car

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ICRR 9831 - caboose

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ICRR RS-3 704

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CN FPA-4 6789

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ICRR 7 - observation car