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Date: 02/09/19 11:30
Audio - In The Cab Of IC 2527
Author: MaryMcPherson

James Adams of Centralia, Illinois, was an employee of the Illinois Central Railroad.  He was also a steam fan, and in the waning days of steam made a number of sound recordings aboard steam locomotives on trains in and around Centralia.  His status as a railroad employee was a help, no doubt.

On a day in the fall of 1958, Mr. Adams took his reel to reel equipment aboard the cab of 4-8-2 #2527 on a mine run to Waltonville, Illinois.  In this clip, the job is returning to Centralia with loads from the mine.  The train has just re-entered the Centralia District mainline at Tamaroa, Illinois, and barks out of town as she heads north to Centralia.

The whistle of the locomotive severely distorts in this series of recordings, which is the reason I went with this particular short clip.  However, I doubt we'll get another chance to ride along in the cab of an I.C. 4-8-2 on the mainline.


Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions

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Date: 02/09/19 13:26
Re: Audio - In The Cab Of IC 2527
Author: tomstp

Best one of the bunch Mary.

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