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[Six Tracks of the Chicago Union Station]

Description:

Six tracks south of the Chicago Union Station were busy on this autumn day in 1963. Burlington commuter train (center) backs into the station. The Morning Zephyr is pulled by a switcher on its way to be washed, turned and cleaned for its return run to the Twin Cities as the Afternoon Zephyr. Pennsylvania's The General is departing for New York and the Broadway Limited, which has just arrived from the East, is backing into the terminal.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Creation Date: 1963
Partner(s):
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 734
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1963
  • Digitized: August 17, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Six tracks south of the Chicago Union Station were busy on this autumn day in 1963. Burlington commuter train (center) backs into the station. The Morning Zephyr is pulled by a switcher on its way to be washed, turned and cleaned for its return run to the Twin Cities as the Afternoon Zephyr. Pennsylvania's The General is departing for New York and the Broadway Limited, which has just arrived from the East, is backing into the terminal.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print, b&w : 8 in. x 10 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2-0364
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth28737
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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