Illinois Traction Station  Contributor's Pick!       
Interurban depot - note large light bulb flag
Date: 1/1/1900 Location: Champaign, IL   Map Show Champaign on a rail map Views: 1391 Collection Of:   Kevin Phillips
Rolling Stock: ITC Depot (Other/Not Listed) Author:  Kevin Phillips
Illinois Traction Station
Picture Categories: RollingStock,Station,Passenger,Action This picture is part of album:  Old Champaign Illinois
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Michael Delage General I Love This Classic Black And White Photo From The Past. Too Bad Most Of The Equipment Is Long Gone. Michael Delage 2/20/2009 11:11:52 AM
H. George Friedman General This picture lifted from my web site. 6/4/2009 9:47:58 AM
Kevin Phillips General I am City staff, this image in in our archives 6/4/2009 10:58:51 AM
H. George Friedman General Maybe so, but original should be credited to Illinois Power Co. archives 6/17/2009 11:39:46 AM
Doug Wolfe General The building still stands and still has an Illinois Traction sign out front. 3/20/2010 10:30:02 AM
Kevin Phillips General For those who may not know the history, the Traction RR evolved into a pure power company following the demise of the Traction system. To some extent, it was a symbiotic relationship when the company got started, the electric Traction Train system generated demand for a fledgling utility. They also electrically heated the sidewalk in front of their offices and this giant electric flag. The sidewalk is now just a normal sidewalk and the flag long gone, but it looks like it was a marvel in its day. 3/22/2010 9:53:32 AM
John Teeter General The building to the right is now senior housing [former Inman Hotel]. Unseen to the left is the new Intermodal Center. 7/1/2010 9:00:39 PM
George Sillett General Very Nice! 9/8/2011 10:09:08 AM
Wendy Crim General So interesting. 9/25/2011 8:14:15 PM
Fred Stuckmann General That's a good one, thanks. 1/31/2012 11:23:19 PM
Geneva Short General The detail is fascinating. 3/6/2012 6:24:01 PM
Tom Beckett General Home page 05-08-2018. Great photo. Always interesting to see the way people travelled in the era before cars were commonplace. Every time I see a photo like this, I am amazed at the public transport options we once had in this country. 5/8/2018 5:08:31 AM

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