Scenic USA - Mississippi
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McComb Classic Steam Locomotive #2542
|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
The Illinois Central Paducah shops in Kentucky produced 56 locomotives of the 2500 class. The 4-8-2 steam locomotives date back to the late 1930s, and are described as having clean lines and being well proportioned. Today, only two of the Illinois Central engines survive. One of the steam engines is in a Centralia, Illinois park, the other is featured in this view. The 300,000 pound workhorse, #2542, is on display at the Illinois Central Depot in McComb, Mississippi.
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