I live in Cedar Falls and had several relatives who worked for the railroad.
I looked in the phone book and they give a phone number but it isn't a local
number. Perhaps they can direct you though. The number is 328-936-1328 -
they are now called Illinois Central Gulf.
My Grandfather worked in the Waterloo yard in the 30's but I haven't started
any research yet. Good luck.
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From: "E" <lakedgers(a)rpa.net>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: [IA-RAILROADS] ICRR 1870s, 1880s
George Chapin Newton, left behind a conductor¹badge left behind--
He lived in Waterloo,Black Hawk co, IA from 1870-1887. He moved from
I gather Waterloo became an important division point for the Illinois
Central and that the railroad was one of the largest employers in the
>From a website I found that "the Waterloo yards were built
in 1870 when
Illinois Central Railroad, moved its shops out of Dubuque. Cedar
assumed it would be selected for the new yards, but Waterloo was chosen.
offer of land and $23,000 made the Railroad's decision
I am trying to find out more info on George Chapin Newton. Anyone know
where to find out info about an employee of ICRR in Waterloo,IA during
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