Along the Illinois Terminal Railroad – Part 3

IT 277 and train in St. Louis on April 20, 1952. This car is now preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 277 and train in St. Louis on April 20, 1952. This car is now preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

We hope that you will join us this Friday for our January program on the Illinois Terminal Railroad by Robert Heinlein. To help “set the stage,” we present our third and final installment of IT photos for your enjoyment.

Friday, January 24, 2014
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Admission is free for current CERA members. There will be a $5.00 Admission charge for non-members. CERA’s Annual Meeting will take place at the same meeting. Read more about it here.

-The Editor

PS- You can read an article about the last IT interurban train, which ran on March 2, 1956, here. Illinois Terminal electric suburban passenger service continued between St. Louis and Granite City until June 22, 1958- a day after the last streetcar ran in Chicago.

IT streamliner 302, coupled to deluxe dining car 352. They were built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1947-48. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT streamliner 302, coupled to deluxe dining car 352. They were built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1947-48. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 263 at the Danville town center in 1951. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 263 at the Danville town center in 1951. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 101 and train, 1949. According to Don's Rail Photos, "101 was built by the American Car Co. in 1917 as Alton Granite & St Louis 61. In 1926 the line was reorganized as the St Louis & Alton Ry 61 and in 1930 it became ITR 101. On March 9, 1956, it was sold to IERM and is now at Union, IL." (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 101 and train, 1949. According to Don’s Rail Photos, “101 was built by the American Car Co. in 1917 as Alton Granite & St Louis 61. In 1926 the line was reorganized as the St Louis & Alton Ry 61 and in 1930 it became ITR 101. On March 9, 1956, it was sold to IERM and is now at Union, IL.” (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT streamliner 302 and train in 1949. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT streamliner 302 and train in 1949. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 100 near the entrance to the St. Louis subway in August 1952. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 100 near the entrance to the St. Louis subway in August 1952. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT double-end PCC 453 in Granite City on October 6, 1950. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT double-end PCC 453 in Granite City on October 6, 1950. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 263 at Champaign in 1951. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 263 at Champaign in 1951. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

An Illinois Terminal "Class A" locomotive at work. For a view of IT 1554, click here. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

An Illinois Terminal “Class A” locomotive at work. For a view of IT 1554, click here. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

According to Don's Rail Photos, IT 285 "was built by St Louis Car in 1914. It was rebuilt as a parlor car in 1924 and then as a coach in December 1928. It was air conditioned in August 1938 and got new seating in December 1952. It was sold for scrap to Hyman Michaels Co on May 16, 1956." (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

According to Don’s Rail Photos, IT 285 “was built by St Louis Car in 1914. It was rebuilt as a parlor car in 1924 and then as a coach in December 1928. It was air conditioned in August 1938 and got new seating in December 1952. It was sold for scrap to Hyman Michaels Co on May 16, 1956.” (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 100 in St. Louis in June 1952. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 100 in St. Louis in June 1952. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 274 in Peoria in 1951. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 274 in Peoria in 1951. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 473 leaving St. Louis in 1951. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 473 leaving St. Louis in 1951. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT Railbus 206 in Alton-Grafton service in November 1952. It was built by White in 1939 and has a Mack engine. It is now preserved at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT Railbus 206 in Alton-Grafton service in November 1952. It was built by White in 1939 and has a Mack engine. It is now preserved at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 455 in St. Louis in July 1952. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 455 in St. Louis in July 1952. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 1202 in 1949. According to Don's Rail Photos, "1202 was built by McGuire-Cummings in 1910 as an express motor with 20 seats at the rear. In 1919 it was rebuilt with a small baggage section at the front and the trucks were changed from Curtis to Baldwin. It was renumbered 202 on December 28, 1953, and sold for scrap in 1956." (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 1202 in 1949. According to Don’s Rail Photos, “1202 was built by McGuire-Cummings in 1910 as an express motor with 20 seats at the rear. In 1919 it was rebuilt with a small baggage section at the front and the trucks were changed from Curtis to Baldwin. It was renumbered 202 on December 28, 1953, and sold for scrap in 1956.” (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 407 at the Granite City Shops on October 6, 1950. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 407 at the Granite City Shops on October 6, 1950. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 455 at Granite City in September 1953. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 455 at Granite City in September 1953. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 101 and train at Alton in 1949. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 101 and train at Alton in 1949. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 281 at Decatur. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 281 at Decatur. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 104 at the Granite City Shops in May 1953. (Photographer unknown - CERA Archives)

IT 104 at the Granite City Shops in May 1953. (Photographer unknown – CERA Archives)

IT 101 at the Illinois Railway Museum on July 6, 2013. (David Sadowski Photo - CERA Archives)

IT 101 at the Illinois Railway Museum on July 6, 2013. (David Sadowski Photo – CERA Archives)

IT three-car train 277-518-234 running in the "Trolley Pageant" at the Illinois Railway Museum on July 6, 2013. (David Sadowski Photo - CERA Archives)

IT three-car train 277-518-234 running in the “Trolley Pageant” at the Illinois Railway Museum on July 6, 2013. (David Sadowski Photo – CERA Archives)



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2 replies

  1. Outstanding photos. keep up the good work.

  2. Has any Museum preserved any IT car in the Blue Paint scheme? All I know of are either Orange or Green.

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