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[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

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.
Date: January 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]

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.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

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

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.
Date: 1934~
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]

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.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Panama Limited" departing Chicago]

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.
Date: 1960~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]

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.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Passenger train leaving Chicago]

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.
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Santa Fe Train in Chicago]

Description: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Train No. 6, northbound headed by Engine No. 3422, a Pacific type 4-6-2, with a consist of ten steel cars rolls past the Chicago suburbs near Weston Avenue on August 14, 1932.
Date: August 14, 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]

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.
Date: 1943~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

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.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad