ICRHA Magazine Arrives
The Mid- American Issue Number 21 arrived today. This is the quarterly publication of the Illinois Central Railroad Heritage Association (ICRHA). Of interest to me, this magazine contains a couple of my photographs in Kirk Reynolds' article "Riding on the City of Grenada" This article is also illustrated with a number of great images by Terry Redeker.
Then beginning on page 20 is an article written by my father, Michael Palmieri. "The Illinois Central in Northern Louisiana" is essentially the "The Meridian Speedway in Louisiana" article which was written for the Library on this website. The ICRHA did a wonderful job printing this article and accompanied it with some excellent photographs by a number of noted photographers.
Besides my personal bias towards these two articles there is also an excellent article by Paul Jaenicke that takes the reader to the glory days of passenger railroading in St. Louis. Nikki Burgess also pens a column titled Heritage Lineup. If you need a fix of Chocolate-and-Orange, this magazine will definitely take care of you!
If you have an interest in the Illinois Central Railroad you might consider checing out the ICRHA website using the button below:
If you are not already a member, you can find instructions on how to join using the membership tab on the ICRHA website. Annual dues for regular membership is $34. This includes four issues of The Mid-American. Select back issues are available for sale as well.
The article about the City of Grenada references the passenger train operated by Iowa Pacific in January of this year. Blair Kooistra and myself made a trip to photograph this great looking train. I have uploaded many of the photographs as well as some video clips from this trip to YouTube. The show is set to the musical accompaniment of Arlo Guthrie's hit song "The City of New Orleans". The link to this video is below:
Also, the button below will take you to my father's article "The Meridian Speedway in Louisiana" as posted in the library on this website: