The Chicago & Illinois Midland was a busy, 121 mile coal hauler in Central Illinois. Coal loaded at mines on the line was moved to river docks at Havana, Illinois or to connecting lines including Wabash, B&O, IC, GM&O, C&NW, RI, CB&Q, M&St.L, PRR, TP&W and Nickel Plate. This was a big time operation in a small package. Mile long freights pulled by hansom 2-10-2's were the norm.
Die cast slope sheet-hopper bay-center sill assembly
Injection molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors
Fully molded brake tank, valve and air lines
Body mounted brake hose detail
Lever-style hand brake
Body mounted magnetically operating knuckle couplers
Fox Valley Models metal wheels