The Green Diamond, Illinois Central Railroad
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Drawing, color When the 705 miles of charter line were completed in 1856, the Illinois Central (the largest north-south rail line in the United States at that time) was the longest railroad in the world. The streamlined Green Diamond began service between Chicago and St. Louis in May 1936. American Dream; American Communities in History; Transportation--A Student's Historical Explanation 16 History; 15 Economics
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Illinois Central Railroad|
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