CVSR, MRPS Cars Used in TV Series

Two passenger cars from Northeast Ohio are being used to create an Illinois Central Railroad passenger train in a television series being filmed in Mississippi.

The cars came from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

They joined two cars and a locomotive recently used by Iowa Pacific Holdings to recreate a 1950s-era IC train.

The ABC-TV series, Women of the Movement, is being made by Kapital Entertainment of Los Angeles.

The recreated train was assembled last week on an industrial park spur near Winona, Mississippi.

The train will be used to represent an IC train that carried 14-year-old Emmitt Till from his Chicago home to visit relatives in Money, Mississippi, where he was murdered. His body was transported back to Chicago via the IC.

The Ohio cars used included a 90-foot baggage car equipped with a vestibule on one end from the CVSR and a coach from MRPS.

Filming of the train will be conducted later this month on the Grenada Railroad, which uses former IC tracks, and also will involved former IC depots in Durant and Grenada.

The series’ six episodes will tell the story of Till’s death and focus on his mother, Mamie Till Mobley and her involvement in the Civil Rights movement.

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