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10/23/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Gary Everhart
Dates:5/25/2008 - 5/25/2008
Album Info:These are some photos of the interesting and well maintained Illinois Central depot in Amboy, IL.
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Amboy IC Depot
Title:  Amboy IC Depot
Description:  Built in 1876 as the IC Northern Division headquarters, it remained as such until 1894 when its importance and duties were downsized to just a depot status. Beautifully restored and maintained Illinois Central depot at Amboy, iL, now serves as one of the museum buildings for historical artifacts. It now stands as an lone island of railroading with no tracks through the town.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:12 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Amboy IC Depot
Title:  Amboy IC Depot
Description:  The building is an architecturally unique two-story building built of brick and cut Joliet limestone with the distinctive chimney caps on the building's eight chimneys
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:17 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Amboy IC Depot Plaque
Title:  Amboy IC Depot Plaque
Description:  Now listed on the National Registaer of Historic Places since 1992, the depot remains as a unique structure when the Illinois Central was the "king of the railroad".
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:20 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Amboy IC Depot
Title:  Amboy IC Depot
Description:  The depot was once the Northern Division headdquarters of the IC until 1894 and controlled the movement of trains over 345 mile stretch with 53 individual stations. The headquarters included a rail yard as seen to the right in the photo as well as locomotive repair and maintenance shops. The depot now stands alone, devoid of any tracks running through the town.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:25 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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NSW 0-8-0 #76
Title:  NSW 0-8-0 #76
Description:  Built by Baldwin in 1929 for the Grand Truck Western as their 8376, the loco was retired in 1958 but purchased by Northwestern Steel and Wire to serve them until 1980. Although no relation to Illinois Central, it does look the part sitting next to the Amboy depot.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:27 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NSW 76(0-8-0)
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NSW 0-8-0 #76
Title:  NSW 0-8-0 #76
Description:  The face of a worker - first for the Grand Trunk Western (#8376), then for the Northwestern Steel and Wire (#76), and finally window dressing for the Amboy IC depot.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:32 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NSW 76(0-8-0)
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NSW 0-8-0 #76
Title:  NSW 0-8-0 #76
Description:  Another view of the 1929 Baldwin switcher originally built for the Grand Trunk Western and later served the Northwestern Steel and Wire Company. Now it is a static display next to the Illinois Central Amboy depot in an area that once contained a large yard for the IC Northern Division.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:38 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NSW 76(0-8-0)
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Dispatcher's Desk at the Amboy IC depot museum
Title:  Dispatcher's Desk at the Amboy IC depot museum
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Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:45 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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IC Conductor's Uniform
Title:  IC Conductor's Uniform
Description:  Almost appearing as a ghost from the railroading past, the complete uniform of an Illinois Central conductor stands to the side in the Amboy depot museum.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:49 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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IC Green Diamond Sign
Title:  IC Green Diamond Sign
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Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:49:57 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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IC Railroad lantern at the Amboy depot museum
Title:  IC Railroad lantern at the Amboy depot museum
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Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:50:00 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Switch Stand Lantern at the Amoby depot museum
Title:  Switch Stand Lantern at the Amoby depot museum
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Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:50:07 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Amboy IC Depot
Title:  Amboy IC Depot
Description:  Room full of railroad tools once used at the depot and now preserved as examples for the newer generations.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:50:11 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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Transformer at the Amboy depot museum
Title:  Transformer at the Amboy depot museum
Description:  Here is an interesting railroad transformer that was used at the Amboy depot to convert various voltages for the different uses in the depot.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:50:16 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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IC Freight House
Title:  IC Freight House
Description:  The former Illinois Central freight house now serves as another museum building in Amboy.
Photo Date:  5/25/2008  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 6:50:23 AM
Location:  Amboy, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger
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