ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD'S BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT. This line was constructed starting in Feb. 1906 and completed in April 1908 at a cost of 6 million dollars. At one time there was 2 fine passenger trains that ran this line, The City of Miami and The Seminole. In 1980 this line had 6 through freights, 3 each way. Norfolk Southern bought the line from Illinois Central Gulf in June 1988. Later the road was sold again to a short line and parts of the track have been abandoned. The station agent here in November 1915 was Mr.W.K.Savage.
Date: 11/2/1910 Location: Holcut, MS   Map Show Holcut on a rail map Views: 3180 Collection Of:   Fred Goff
Author:  Fred Goff
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Name Type Comments Date
Chris Balducci General I wonder if this place is now covered by the Tenn-Tom waterway. 6/11/2010 12:04:01 PM
Fred Goff General I don't believe that it is because it is still a little community called Holcut. Some of the track was relocated because of the Tenn-Tom. 6/11/2010 6:02:42 PM
Chris Balducci General Holcut is gone. See this site: http://tinyurl.com/34vmau8 6/29/2010 5:04:05 PM
Fred Goff General Chris, Good to hear from you again. You were 100% right on the town being gone. From what I understand, it was the only town relocated for the Tenn-Tom. I remember while working hearing about the track relocation. 6/30/2010 5:26:49 PM
Christopher Bodkin General There was a 6000 foot siding here, according to a 1982 ICG timetable. 1/11/2012 11:08:56 AM
Fred Goff General Thanks, Chris, but in my 1974 ICG timetable no. 1, it shows the siding to be 3,471 feet long. It also in a track profile shows it to be 3,541 feet. Also, in my 1980 ICG timetable, it shows the siding to be 6,002 feet long with a 100 car capacity. so, which is right? Your guess is as good as mine. 1/11/2012 11:59:45 AM
Christopher Bodkin General 1982 ICG timetable, effective 10/31/82. 4/8/2012 7:34:20 PM

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