Illinois Terminal a short History

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    One of my favarite traction lines, and one with a lot of modeling potential.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Pictures shown by kind permission from Dave Mewhinny. Thanks Dave :thumb:

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  3. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    hum, i like that box motor! yet another project to start on and i havent finished my other ones yet. Oh dear, think traction modelling is going to mean i end up with a massive fleet!
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

  5. Hey, Crew...

    For thise who would like to build a model of the IT class C or D motors, Model Railroad Warehouse will be offering them in HO scale kits. Here's the link:

    Also, check out the photos from John Hintzman's American Model Builders LaserKit 'auxiliary' website. John is an artist when it comes to model railroading and is also a traction modeler AND an avid IT fan. You can expect LaserKit to come out with upgrade parts for anything released from MRRW. Here's the link:

    Russ :wave:
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Chris! :)
    Great little article & pics! :thumb:
    It's great when you find something that fires your modeler's imagination like that aint it? :cool:
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hiya Charlie

    Hi Charlie,, so good to see you posting again ,I read how hard it`s getting for you.
    I Pray for better days for you my friend.

    There is so much to learn about those good old Traction days.
    The potential for modeling is fantastic. :wave: :thumb:
  8. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Wow! :eek: I realy like the third picture. :thumb:

    What is it? :confused:

    It looks like a "Streamline" traction... It's a beauty :thumb: :) :)
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi CN1, I.T. brought these out to try and get more passengers to ride.
    Unfortunatly it did not happen :( and they were soon running them as independent units instead of the three consist in this pic.
    SHAME :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    The Electo Liner was great to.
    I T sold them off to another Traction co

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  11. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    interurban you'll make a traction fan out of me yet! :D :eek: :rolleyes:

    B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l :thumb:

    Very nice. With the fluted side it almost looked like a pulman car. :eek: :eek:

    Who made them anyway? :confused: :confused: :wave:

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