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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]
The Chicago and North Western Railway's E-4 type streamliners, which headed the "Overland Limited" and "Challenger" trains between Chicago and the West Coast, stand in the Chicago Passenger Station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28890/
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28887/
["California Zephyr" leaving Chicago]
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's "California Zephyr", one of the nation's greatest trains, is leaving Chicago for the Pacific Coast, making a cross-over on the main line tracks south of the Chicago's Union Station in October 1963. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28736/
[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]
This photograph depicts one of the nations finest railroad passenger stations - Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station. Sign above the station says" Streamliners, North Western, Union Pacific" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28894/
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]
Aerial view of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's fabulous 51st Street coach yard and facilities in Chicago. At this time the destruction of the nation's great network of rail passenger service was only about two years away. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28906/
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]
This photograph depicts one of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger trains departing from 64th Street Station Chicago. The train is headed by Engine No. 210 - a Prairie type 2-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of five standard heavyweight passenger coaches. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28907/
[Chicago "Pay-Car"]
This photograph portrays an unusual rail consist: Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's Engine No. 202, a 2-6-2 type heading the "pay-car" in Chicago. In this era the railroad's tracks were being elevated throughout the metropolitan area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28905/
[Chicago Union Station]
One of the nation's great railroad passenger terminals, the Chicago Union Station on July 13, 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28612/
[Chicago Union Station]
Early morning commuters from Chicago Union Station cross the Jackson Street bridge. In the background is the office portion which contains the Station's main waiting room. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28738/
[Chicago Union Station - South Side]
South side of the Chicago Union Station which is used by passenger trains of the Penn Central, Burlington Northern and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroads. The north side of this station is used by trains of the Milwaukee Road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28734/
[Concourse Area of Chicago Union Station]
Concourse area of the Chicago Union Station looking toward the main waiting rooms on May 16, 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28735/
["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]
One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28863/
[Electro-liner in the Roosevelt Road Yard]
A famous name train which operated for many years between Chicago and Milwaukee, the North Shore Line's "Electro-liner" stands on elevated railway track in the Roosevelt Road Yard, Chicago on January 18, 1963. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28739/
[Grand Central Station in Chicago]
One if the nation's greatest rail terminals was the Baltimore and Ohio's Grand Central Station in Chicago. The station has a large clock tower on the corner and automobiles outside on the street. Grand Central Station was opened on Dec 8, 1890. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28693/
[Grand Central Station in Chicago]
Grand Central Station, Chicago was opened on December 8, 1890. Baltimore and Ohio's passenger service into and out of this terminal was inaugurated in Dec 1, 1891. Sign on the side of the building says, " C & O, B & O Want Passengers? You bet! only $22.15 to Washington - Free movies - Try us - WA.2-2211". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28692/
["The Green Diamond" leaving Chicago]
Illinois Central's modern streamliner "The Green Diamond" train No. 21, southbound, leaving Chicago enroute to St. Louis. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28707/
[Interior of Chicago and North Western Railway station]
A typical rush hour scene in the magnificent Chicago Station of the Chicago and North Western Railway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28893/
[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]
Most of the Chicago and North Western Railway's fleet of passenger trains traveled behind Pacifics like No. 2911, seen here leaving the Chicago station in 1939. The city of Chicago is in the background of this photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28889/
["The Panama Limited" departing Chicago]
Illinois Central's "The Panama Limited" train No. 5, southbound, an all Pullman streamliner, departing from Chicago on its 921.1 mile run to New Orleans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28705/
["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]
One of the nation's most well-known name trains, Illinois Central Railroad's "The Panama Limited" headed by Engine No. 1158, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive which burns coal, is departing from Central Station in Chicago. The station's tower is in the left background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28866/
[Passenger train leaving Chicago]
Illinois Central streamlined passenger train with a consist of nine cars, headed by engine No. 2418, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, leaving Chicago Central Station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28709/
[Passengers boarding the "Twin Cities 400"]
On a snowy night in December 1947, passengers are boarding the Chicago and North Western's "Twin Cities 400" streamliner at the Chicago Station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28888/
[Santa Fe Train in Chicago]
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Train No. 6, northbound headed by Engine No. 3422, a Pacific type 4-6-2, with a consist of ten steel cars rolls past the Chicago suburbs near Weston Avenue on August 14, 1932. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28663/
[Six Tracks of the Chicago Union Station]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28737/
["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]
Illinois Central Railroad's "St. Louis Special" train No. 1-501, headed by Engine No. 2450 - a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, departing from the Central Station in Chicago. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28902/
[Steam engines retired at Chicago Passenger Station]
In the closing years of the "Glory Days of Steam" the Chicago and North Western Railway's work horses stand at track ends in the Chicago passenger station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28891/
[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]
The Chicago and North Western Railway - spanning a period of many years - always operated the largest fleer of commuter trains into and out of the "Windy City". This scene portrays seven suburban-bound trains which have departed from the Chicago Station. The city of Chicago is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28892/
[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]
One of Illinois Central Railroad's early suburban trains - headed by Engine No. 1050 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five handcrafted wooden cars, having open platforms and under-body truss rods - leaving Central Station in Chicago. At the turn of the century the Illinois Central Railroad was providing commuter service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28861/
[Trains leaving Grand Central Station in Chicago]
For many years Grand Central Station was one of Chicago's busiest railroad terminals. beneath the great trainshed, spanning six tracks, Baltimore and Ohio's passenger trains await the hour of departure. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28691/
[Two trains at Dearborn Station, Chicago]
In Dearborn Station, Chicago, the Santa Fe's "Texas Chief" train No. 15, southbound awaits the departure signal as the "El Capitan" train No. 17, westbound, with a full-length Dome car, departs for California. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28689/