New Exhibit: Illinois Central Railroad: Last Days of Steam

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Selected photographs created by former Southern Illinoisan photographer Ben Gelman are on display in the exhibit Illinois Central Railroad: Last Days of Steam.

Gelman captured images of the railroad’s last operating steam engines in Carbondale and Murphysboro in early 1959 for a Southern Illinoisan article in the March 1, 1959 issue. Some photographs depict the Carbondale roundhouse and turntable.

The exhibit is located in the case behind Delyte’s coffee shop.