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Illinois Central's Panama Limited, 1942 | by The Urbana Free Library Digital Collections
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Illinois Central's Panama Limited, 1942

"Illinois Central's new streamlined Panama Limited will make its first run Sunday, leaving Champaign at 5:28p.m. for New Orleans. The train called the most modern in the country, will

cut two full hours from the present schedule. Equipment includes two-way radio and loud speaker systems, connecting telephones and modernistic decorations." Courier April 30, 1942.


Part of CCHA's blog post: ‘Summer Time, Travel Time’


“Illinois Central Railroad Co.” Photographs envelope. Local history photographs collection. Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana, Illinois.


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