Wabash, Illinois Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, GM&O, Rock Island and many more roads crisscrossed in central Illinois. Richard Ward recorded the best in full color.
The book includes quite a few Wabash first-generation diesels and passenger trains, GM&O first and second-generation diesels, some Illinois Terminal, Illinois Central and pool power from Western roads. The Joliet photographs are from the mid-1970's. No steam in this book.
Railroads in the Land of Lincoln, pp. 3-5;
Decatur, pp. 6-58;
Springfield, pp. 59-67;
Bloomington, pp. 68-84;
Joliet, pp. 85-101;
Champaign-Urbana, pp. 102-115;
Tolono to Effingham, pp. 116-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions.