Cover of the 1868 "Travelers Official Railway Guide" This is from a facsimile reprint of the first Official Railway Guide. The only existing original is owned by the New York Public Library.

This ad was inside the front cover. "The Illinois Central Railroad Co. offers for sale eight hundred acres of land in the Garden State of America"

This ad appeared inside the back cover touting "Illinois Lands ", "Hemp, Flax, and Sugar", "Stock Raising", "How to Reach these Lands" and "Prices and Terms of Payment".

The back cover featured a map of the Illinois Central

Table 1 - Chicago Division - Chicago to Cairo.

Table 2 - Mainline - Dunleith to Cairo.

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