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Illinois steam survivor

By | May 21, 2021

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Profile of steam-powered freight train on truss bridge over wide river

Profile of steam-powered freight train on truss bridge over wide river

Illinois steam survivor

Wabash 2-6-0 576 creeps west across the Illinois River at Meredosia, Ill., in September 1954. The bridge famously limited the use of diesel locomotives on the railroad’s branch to Keokuk, making this operation a late era Midwest steam outpost. Philip R. Hastings photo

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