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Today...after considerable remodeling in 1950, the Illinois Central station now looks like this. it is now the freight station, since passenger service on the Council Bluffs line has been discontinued. in the background can be seen the Broadway…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--When the Illinois Central Railroad station was built here in the early 1900's, plans were to continue the road on to the west. That's the reason the station was built on such a generous scale--to house various…

Today...the bridge has dwindled in use. It is now a single track bridged used exclusively for river crossing of five or six freight trains a day. No pedestrian or auto traffic use the bridge. Only half of the bridge floor is floored with railroad…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is the Illinois Central drawbridge about the turn of the century, when pedestrians were permitted to cross it. A double track railroad bridge and one of the largest of its kind in the world, it was built across…

Used as a working locomotive and a symbol of America's approaching 200th Birthday, this Illinois Central engine stopped in Council Bluffs Friday night and Saturday. Mrs. Cleo Hardymartin, 542 Franklin Ave., and her family were among those inspecting…

This Illinois Central Coal chute may well have been one of the first high-rise structures in Council Bluffs. Its use discontinued about 1954, a railroad employe[sic] said. The tall building was used to feed coal to hungry steam engines, and a few…

Six postcards of Illinois Central Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River.

Three postcards depicting the Illinois Central Station.

Railroads I455.tif
Photograph of the Illinois Central Railroad Trestle over Big Lake north of Council Bluffs

Bridges I455.tif
Photograph of the Illinois Central Bridge construction - 12th St. and Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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