Railroads, Chicago-style
PRR GG1 meets ATSF FT 
Chicago Railroad Fair
August 4, 1949
Collection of Lew Schneider
Note: The Pennsylvania Railroad’s electric lines went only as far west as the Philadelphia area, so GG1 electric locomotives were not used in actual passenger service in the Chicago area. This visit was for the Chicago Railroad Fair.

PRR GG1 meets ATSF FT 

Chicago Railroad Fair

August 4, 1949

Collection of Lew Schneider

Note: The Pennsylvania Railroad’s electric lines went only as far west as the Philadelphia area, so GG1 electric locomotives were not used in actual passenger service in the Chicago area. This visit was for the Chicago Railroad Fair.

Union Pacific City of Los Angeles approaching Chicago Union Station near Canal Street. The North Branch of the Chicago River is to the right.

Late 1950s

Photos by Tom Bedwell

Chicago & North Western 4-2-0 “Pioneer”.
Caption: “Built by Baldwin in 1837, it was purchased by the Galena & Chicago Union Railway (G&CU) which was the direct predecessor of the C&NW. It pulled its first westbound train out of Chicago in 1848 after being transported from NY by schooner. The photo is believed to be dated circa 1875.”
Collection of Marty Ross

Chicago & North Western 4-2-0 “Pioneer”.

Caption: “Built by Baldwin in 1837, it was purchased by the Galena & Chicago Union Railway (G&CU) which was the direct predecessor of the C&NW. It pulled its first westbound train out of Chicago in 1848 after being transported from NY by schooner. The photo is believed to be dated circa 1875.”

Collection of Marty Ross

Chicago Rapid Transit Wilson upper yard
c. 1900

Chicago Rapid Transit Wilson upper yard

c. 1900

Caption: “Known as the ‘world’s largest switcher’, one of the South Shore Line’s three 2-D-D-2s is seen switching cars at Burnham Yard after a Chicago snowfall.”
Chicago
January 30, 1976
Photo by Tom Golden (Sam Beck collection)

Caption: “Known as the ‘world’s largest switcher’, one of the South Shore Line’s three 2-D-D-2s is seen switching cars at Burnham Yard after a Chicago snowfall.”

Chicago

January 30, 1976

Photo by Tom Golden (Sam Beck collection)

Caption: “A B&O E-6 gets a wash. B&O 1409 heads the Capitol Limited at Forest Hill tower during a thunderstorm on July 14, 1963.”
Chicago
Photo by Bill Raia

Caption: “A B&O E-6 gets a wash. B&O 1409 heads the Capitol Limited at Forest Hill tower during a thunderstorm on July 14, 1963.”

Chicago

Photo by Bill Raia


North Shore Line train on the Chicago L.
Date and photographer unknown.
Can anyone identify where this is in the Loop?

North Shore Line train on the Chicago L.

Date and photographer unknown.

Can anyone identify where this is in the Loop?

Baltimore & Ohio passenger train.
Chicago
December 23,1936
Photo by Walter Renke (Bill Raia collection)

Baltimore & Ohio passenger train.

Chicago

December 23,1936

Photo by Walter Renke (Bill Raia collection)

Caption: “B&O westbound (geographically northbound) caboose hop behind GP30, GP35 (6942-Reading 3655) crosses the GM&O, while meeting a southbound Milwaukee Road transfer behind H16-44 (404).”
Chicago (Brighton Park)
 July 1969
Photo by Paul Enenbach

Caption: “B&O westbound (geographically northbound) caboose hop behind GP30, GP35 (6942-Reading 3655) crosses the GM&O, while meeting a southbound Milwaukee Road transfer behind H16-44 (404).”

Chicago (Brighton Park)

July 1969

Photo by Paul Enenbach

Caboose on the caboose track at C & NW RR’s Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill. (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.
Caption: “Caboose on the caboose track at C & NW RR’s Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.”April 1943
Photo by Jack Delano Library of Congress

Caboose on the caboose track at C & NW RR’s Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill. (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

Caption: “Caboose on the caboose track at C & NW RR’s Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.”

April 1943

Photo by Jack Delano

Library of Congress