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["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

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.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Electro-liner in the Roosevelt Road Yard]

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.
Date: January 18, 1963
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

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

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".
Date: c. 1960
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: c. 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: c. 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: c. 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

[Six Tracks of the Chicago Union Station]

Description: Six tracks south of the Chicago Union Station were busy on this autumn day in 1963. Burlington commuter train (center) backs into the station. The Morning Zephyr is pulled by a switcher on its way to be washed, turned and cleaned for its return run to the Twin Cities as the Afternoon Zephyr. Pennsylvania's The General is departing for New York and the Broadway Limited, which has just arrived from the East, is backing into the terminal.
Date: 1963
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: c. 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

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.
Date: c. 1958
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: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Trains leaving Grand Central Station in Chicago]

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

[Two trains at Dearborn Station, Chicago]

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.
Date: c. 1952
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad