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 County: Cook County, IL
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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Date: January 1958
Creator: unknown
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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]

Date: c. 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]

Date: c. 1934
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Interior of Chicago and North Western Railway station]

[Interior of Chicago and North Western Railway station]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: A typical rush hour scene in the magnificent Chicago Station of the Chicago and North Western Railway.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]

[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Panama Limited" departing Chicago]

["The Panama Limited" departing Chicago]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]

["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Passenger train leaving Chicago]

[Passenger train leaving Chicago]

Date: c. 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Passengers boarding the "Twin Cities 400"]

[Passengers boarding the "Twin Cities 400"]

Date: December 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: On a snowy night in December 1947, passengers are boarding the Chicago and North Western's "Twin Cities 400" streamliner at the Chicago Station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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