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 County: Cook County, IL
 Decade: 1950-1959
 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
["The Green Diamond" leaving Chicago]

["The Green Diamond" leaving Chicago]

Date: c. 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Illinois Central's modern streamliner "The Green Diamond" train No. 21, southbound, leaving Chicago enroute to St. Louis.
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
[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

Date: c. 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Two trains at Dearborn Station, Chicago]

[Two trains at Dearborn Station, Chicago]

Date: c. 1952
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad