Chicago Area Shortline Railroads
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A brief history of the Illinois Midland Railroad (one of many with this name):
The railroad was started in 1917, ran from Newark to Millington, IL, a distance
of 1.9 miles. At Millington, a connection was made with the CB&Q ( BN>BNSF).
The railroad's chief product was grain. The railroad was abandon in 1977 when
vandals burned the bridges.
The railroad was owned by : Newark Farmers Grain Co
Right of Way
- (1948) Steam Locomotive: #4 0-4-0 48" drivers, built 1923 by Vulcan Iron Works
- (1977) Diesel Locomotive: 25 ton Plymouth
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