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 County: Cook County, IL
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[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
["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
["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]

["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]

Date: c. 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Steam engines retired at Chicago Passenger Station]

[Steam engines retired at Chicago Passenger Station]

Date: c. 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Trains leaving Grand Central Station in Chicago]

[Trains leaving Grand Central Station in Chicago]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
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