Friday, February 28, 2014

Illinois Terminal GP7 #1605

Illinois Terminal GP7 #1605 at the Illinois Railway Museum on May 23, 2004
IT #1605 is the green & yellow locomotive in the center.

Illinois Terminal #1605 is a GP7 built by EMD in 1953. It produces 1500 horsepower. It was later renumbered #1505. Illinois Terminal was incorporated in 1895 when future U.S. President William McKinley purchased a streetcar system serving Urbana and Champaign, Illinois. The Illinois Terminal was purchased by the Norfolk & Western in 1981. In 1982, the N&W merged with the Southern Railway to form Norfolk Southern. NS donated #1605 to the Illinois Railway Museum on October 15, 1985.

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