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[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

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"
Date: c. 1948
Creator: Allison - Lightall
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

New map of Chicago.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Chicago parks, public buildings, railroad stations, land ownership, and railroads. Includes population statistics for 1840 through 1855. Cadastral map. Scale [1:14,400].
Date: 1855
Creator: Wm. Hall & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

["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

["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

[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

[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

[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

[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

Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.

Description: Map shows roads, towns, county boundaries, railroads, land tracts and ownership, notable physical features, and layout of larger cities along the valley of the mid-nineteenth century Mississippi River. Includes explanation, list of other maps available from publisher. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:316,800].
Date: 1862
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Chicago Union Station]

Description: One of the nation's great railroad passenger terminals, the Chicago Union Station on July 13, 1969.
Date: July 13, 1969
Creator: Hanlon, Pat
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

["The Ann Rutledge" in Springfield, Illinois]

Description: Gulf, Mobile and Ohio's "The Ann Rutledge" train No. 19 southbound, departing from Springfield, Illinois in 1957. Notice the State Capitol building behind the train.
Date: 1957
Creator: Peters, Walt
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

[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

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

Description: This map is double-sided. On the front is a map of Texas, with the state shaded in blue; most of the state is in the middle of the page, with portions of the surrounding territories at the top and bottom. In the upper left corner, there is an inset showing "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map" and a second inset in the lower left corner has a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City" which has a different scale. The map includes major cities, roads, and geographic levels (relief shown with hachures). All of the counties are drawn in and labeled. The back side of the map shows all of the major roads, railroads, cities, and counties of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Each state is shaded in a different color. Some portions of surrounding states are visible around the edges of the map. Scale [ca. 1:5,000,000] (W 103°--W 93°/N 34° --N 26°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 93°--W 82°/N 48° --N 42°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 96° --W 80°/N 43° --N 37°). Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

Description: This series of maps are printed on a single sheet with Maps No. 12 (Texas) and No. 14 (Michigan & Wisconsin) on one side and Map No. 13 (Chief Part of the Western States) on the other. All of the maps include major cities, roads, and geographic levels (relief shown with hachures) and have the counties of each state drawn in and labeled. On the map of Texas, there are two insets: in the upper left corner, "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map" and in the lower left corner, "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City" which has a different scale. Scale [ca. 1:5,000,000] (W 103°--W 93°/N 34° --N 26°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 93°--W 82°/N 48° --N 42°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 96° --W 80°/N 43° --N 37°). Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[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