Illinois Central [Illinois Central Gulf]
Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Station (IC))
May 31, 1973

Just two years later the new stainless-steel Highliners were continuing their takeover of the former Illinois Central (now Illinois Central Gulf) suburban service. Sadly, the new cars were involved in a disastrous rear-end collision (with 45 fatalities) just a year and a half after their introduction, demonstrating once again that new modern equipment is not immune to human failure.

This page posted 11/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.