The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

Motive Power

IC 2108 at Peoria, Illinois on June 6, 1950, possibly by Joe Collias.  Just off the left edge on the original, through the coaling tower, can be seen a diesel unit already in GM&O colors - See photo at bottom of page.

"Dale French worked as a List Man & Head Brakeman on an engine of this class.  I worked on the 2108, 2109, 2111, 2140 and probably others.  These engines worked between Mattoon & Peoria on the PD&E on ICRR.  I worked as a fireman for 1 trip.  These engines were replaced by diesels around 1952."

 

Back to Peoria     Back to the Motive Power Page