SOOT IN THE FLUES

Illinois Central Locomotive
Above photo was taken at Centralia, Illinois on our way home from my father's place on Father's Day 1973. It is an Illinois Central 4-8-2, No. 2500, first of 56 such locomotives. Rebuilt at Paducah in 1937 from No. 2953, a Lima 2-10-2. The engine bed is o