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 County: Sangamon County, IL
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
["The Abraham Lincoln" departing from Springfield, Illinois]

["The Abraham Lincoln" departing from Springfield, Illinois]

Date: 1963
Creator: Peters, Walt
Description: "The Abraham Lincoln", train No. 2, northbound, departs from Springfield, Illinois in 1963. This Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad train ran from St. Louis to Chicago.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower in Springfield, Illinois]

["The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower in Springfield, Illinois]

Date: 1939
Creator: Peters, Walt
Description: 'The Alton Limited" passing Iles Tower near Springfield, Illinois in 1939.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Ann Rutledge" in Springfield, Illinois]

["The Ann Rutledge" in Springfield, Illinois]

Date: 1957
Creator: Peters, Walt
Description: Gulf, Mobile and Ohio's "The Ann Rutledge" train No. 19 southbound, departing from Springfield, Illinois in 1957. Notice the State Capitol building behind the train.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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