illinois central http://wkms.org en Remembering Railroad Detective Richard Kelley http://wkms.org/post/remembering-railroad-detective-richard-kelley <p>On an unseasonably cool May night in 1935, railroad special agent Richard Kelley was gunned down by thieves trapped in a freight car in Paducah's south Illinois Central yard.&nbsp; Todd Hatton speaks with Kelley's daughter about his legacy, and with the former prosecutor and Paducah mayor who wants to make sure the policeman is remembered.</p><p></p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Todd Hatton 28769 at http://wkms.org Remembering Railroad Detective Richard Kelley VMV Paducahbilt Is Alive And Growing http://wkms.org/post/vmv-paducahbilt-alive-and-growing <p></p><p>VMV Paducahbilt, a subsidiary of National Railway Equipment, is one of the oldest locomotive factories in America and one of the largest suppliers of locomotives in the world. Built in 1925 by the Illinois Central Railroad, this factory hasn’t shut its doors in 85 years. The facility, located off Kentucky Avenue, is a testament to how big rail is alive and growing. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 John Walker 28773 at http://wkms.org VMV Paducahbilt Is Alive And Growing