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Water Valley, Mississippi

Our Town's History (In a Nutshell)

Illinois Central Railroad

In the days of the steam locomotive, Water Valley, Mississippi was established as the southern most hub of the Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR). The above photo of Water Valley shows the main train yard with round house, which once dominated the town at the turn of the 20th century.

Today, the trains are gone and newer industries and homes rest where once great locomotives shook the ground beneath them. The town's old train depot is still on the scene and houses a most interesting museum of railroad artifacts dating from the days of steam locomotion.

When visiting Water Valley, be sure to visit the Casey Jones Railroad Museum in the town where the famous engineer once lived and housed his engine.

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