Railroads, Chicago-style
Caption: “A famous portrait of two equally famous Chicago-New York passenger trains, taken in the fall of 1928, pulling away from the Englewood Station, a south suburban stop in Chicago. The Pennsylvania’s Broadway Limited is on the left; the New York Central’s 20th Century Limited is on the right. The tracks are parallel at Englewood, though they diverge after a few miles. The Pennsylvania Railroad distributed this print in connection with the competition for passengers and high-speed mail between Chicago and New York. Minutes counted in the daily race that took about 20 hours for both trains. Each made appeals based on luxury and speed. The New York Central took a northerly route through Cleveland and the Pennsylvania traveled via Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The two railroads merged in 1967. The title comes from a caption in an unnamed newspaper, and the picture was distributed by P. & A. Photos, Inc., a newspicture agency of the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune. The photo appears in Arthur Dubin’s Some Classic Trains (1964 ), p. 86-87, and in 2008, it was selected as one the “100 Greatest Railroad Photos” ever published in Trains magazine.”

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Caption: “A famous portrait of two equally famous Chicago-New York passenger trains, taken in the fall of 1928, pulling away from the Englewood Station, a south suburban stop in Chicago. The Pennsylvania’s Broadway Limited is on the left; the New York Central’s 20th Century Limited is on the right. The tracks are parallel at Englewood, though they diverge after a few miles. The Pennsylvania Railroad distributed this print in connection with the competition for passengers and high-speed mail between Chicago and New York. Minutes counted in the daily race that took about 20 hours for both trains. Each made appeals based on luxury and speed. The New York Central took a northerly route through Cleveland and the Pennsylvania traveled via Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The two railroads merged in 1967. The title comes from a caption in an unnamed newspaper, and the picture was distributed by P. & A. Photos, Inc., a newspicture agency of the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune. The photo appears in Arthur Dubin’s Some Classic Trains (1964 ), p. 86-87, and in 2008, it was selected as one the “100 Greatest Railroad Photos” ever published in Trains magazine.”

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