Illinois Central Gulf In Color
Vol 3: Sparta District
By John P. Kohlberg .
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2019.
"Visit the ICG's Sparta District with its manifest freights, coal trains, and a local all sharing 149 miles of single track main traversing a territory rife with sags and hogbacks - part of which was known as the Badlands.
"It’s the story of 'old head' railroading, the comic book plant, a big hill (in both directions), coal mines, and much more - all in Southern Illinois."