50’ standard box car with single Superior door and no roof walk is painted orange
with large black logo and lettering,
and runs on black Barber® roller bearing
trucks. Illinois Central Gulf railroad was formed by the merger of the Illinois
Railroad Company and the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad Company in 1972. After
merging, the railroad operated
in 13 states. Today, the IC ships freight and
operates passenger trains for Amtrak. It was a subsidiary of IC Industries, Inc.
Whitman Corp.), a holding company formed in 1962. The railroad was privatized
in 1989 and merged with Canadian
National Railway Company (CN) in 1999.