History of the Illinois Central Railroad Company and Representative Employes: A History of the Growth and Development of One of the Leading Arteries of Transportation in the United States, from Inception to Its Present Mammoth Proportions, Together with the Biographies of Many of the Men who Have Been and are Identified with the Varied Interests of the Illinois Central Railroad

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Railroad Historical Company, 1900 - Railroads - 802 pages

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Page 685 - ... a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States.
Page 755 - Singing through the forests, Rattling over ridges, Shooting under arches, Rumbling over bridges, Whizzing through the mountains, Buzzing o'er the vale ; Bless me ! this is pleasant, Riding on the Rail ! ^RAPE')OF THE LOCK.
Page 425 - The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept. Were toiling upward in the night.
Page 709 - I'll take the river road every time for a lovely trip, sure connections and a good time, and no prairie dust blowing in at the windows. And yesterday, when the conductor came around for the tickets with a little basket punch, I didn't ask him to pass me, but...
Page 33 - The capital stock of said corporation shall be ten millions of dollars, which may be increased from time to time to any sum not exceeding the entire amount expended on account of said road, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each...
Page 755 - Magazine! Stranger on the left, Closing up his peepers; Now he snores amain, Like the Seven Sleepers; At his feet a volume Gives the explanation, How the man grew stupid From "Association!
Page 684 - That in order to aid in the continuation of said Central Railroad from the mouth of the Ohio river to the city of Mobile, all the rights, privileges, and liabilities hereinbefore conferred on the State of Illinois shall be granted to the states of Alabama and Mississippi respectively, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a railroad from said city of Mobile to a point near the mouth of the Ohio River, and that public lands of the United States, to the same extent, in proportion to the...
Page 707 - I don't like to run on these branch roads very much. I don't often go to church, and when I do, I want to run on the main line, where your run is regular and you go on schedule time and don't have to wait on connections. I don't like to run on a branch. Good enough, but I don't like it." "Episcopal ?" I guessed. "Limited express...
Page 755 - Mong so many sparks ; Roguish-looking fellow, Turning to the stranger, Says it's his opinion She is out of danger. Woman with her baby Sitting vis-a-vis; Baby keeps...
Page 684 - Illinois shall be bound to pay to the United States the amount which may be received upon the sale of any part of said lands by said State...

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