ICRR Shops

ICRR Shops Paducah Kentucky


Stock #: 371837
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Paducah
State: Kentucky (KY)
County: McCracken
Publisher: E. C. Kropp Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Locomotives and cars from over the entire Illinois Central System are brought to these mammoth Paducah shops for rebuilding, remodeling and repairing. The huge plant begun in 1925 and covering 110 acres when completed cost $8,500,000, and is Paducah's largest single industry. There are 16 miles of railroad track within the shop and premises, 15 cranes, some large enough to lift a giant locomotive like a toy, 24 oil storage tanks with a capacity of 192,000 gallons and machine tools varying from tiny presses to monsters weighing 2100 tons