IC 2500 "Mountain" Class Engine  Contributor's Pick!       
One of only two remaining 2500 class "Mountains" from the Illinois Central Railroad is preserved on static display at Centralia's Fairview Park. The locomotive is maintained by the Age of Steam Memorial non-profit organization. It is veiwed here from West Broadway prior to the building of a roof to protect it. The 2500 series were built at the IC Paducah shops from older IC 2-10-2 boilers originally built by Lima. #2500 was delivered in 1938. She was saved from the scrapper in 1962. Behind her, there is a USAF T-33 or T-bird trainer based on the Lockheed F-80. Image is Tri-X Pan, taken with a Pentax K1000.
Date: 2/1/1980 Location: Centralia, IL   Map Show Centralia on a rail map Views: 1701 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: IC 2500(4-8-2)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
IC 2500 "Mountain" Class Engine
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