Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

“Robert Rides The Iron Horse”

Illinois Central known as the ‘wrong way’ railroad due to its direction

It also ran from Chicago to Elgin to Rockford to Freeport to Madison

The railroad paid $60,000 for Mary Manny’s land and $15,000 for her house

 

Source: “Tinker Topics” 2007, Rockford Public Library Local History Collection