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 County: Cook County, IL
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Allison - Lightall
Description: 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"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Date: 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
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