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 County: Cook County, IL
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Concourse Area of Chicago Union Station]

[Concourse Area of Chicago Union Station]

Date: May 16, 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Concourse area of the Chicago Union Station looking toward the main waiting rooms on May 16, 1969.
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
[Electro-liner in the Roosevelt Road Yard]

[Electro-liner in the Roosevelt Road Yard]

Date: January 18, 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
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
[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