Sunday, May 08, 2011
I found this photo at My Link page "The Illinois Railway Museum", located to the right of Your computer screen.
This preserved electric interurban train from the former Illinois Terminal Railroad, is alive and well at the Illinois Railway Museum, and is occasionaly taken out of one of the display barns for operation during special events at the museum. This photo and several other amazing ones, can be viewed in the section entitled "Member's Photo Albums."
The Illinois Terminal Railroad, was an electric interurban railroad that had served rural South central and Southwestern Illinois, as well as part of St. Louis Missouri. Passenger service and electric freight operations ended in 1956. Freight operations continued with diesel locomotives, until the line was purchased through merger with the Norfolk & Western Railroad in 1981.