[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Description:

One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Creation Date: January 1958
Partner(s):
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 146
Past 30 days: 5
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: January 1958
  • Digitized: August 9, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen.

Physical Description:

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

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): snow | blizzards | fires
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Museum of the American Railroad
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1-0046
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth28887
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public