North of the Ohio River
By Kirk Reynolds, David P. Oroszi.
Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 136 glossy all color pages, photo index. 2003.
Winner of a 2004 Franklin Award for Excellence in the annual Neographics competition sponsored by the Graphic Arts Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Illinois Central: North of the Ohio River combines classic color photography from 50 photographers with well-researched text by Dave Oroszi and Kirk Reynolds. You'll find high quality reproduction of the 184 color photos, printed on heavy high-gloss paper. You'll enjoy the terrific variety of images from the IC, including Chocolate & Orange E-Units, Green Diamond Geeps, Orange & White U-Boats - even a black RS2, cows and calves, ALCO Century 636s, prototype GP40 and GP30s in two different schemes. This book is a perfect combination of great photography printed with precision.
"Included are extensive historical detail, maps, schedules and operating information. Photographic coverage includes the Chicago Division, Iowa Division, Springfield, East St. Louis, Indianapolis, Gilman, Dubuque and many other strategic locations. Action and roster shots are run large on the page with crisp details - and we don't crop out the interesting backgrounds."