Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chicago Rails - 1962

During the heyday of rail transportation in the first half of the twentieth century, Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States and was served by six intercity train terminals.

With the decline of rail passenger service many of these facilities disappeared. Today only Union Station remains in use in a substantially original form, and is the only one served by Amtrak intercity trains.

The Chicago and North Western Passenger Terminal has been replaced with a newer station and renamed Ogilvie Transportation Center, and LaSalle Street Station has also been replaced with a newer facility.

Millennium Station is on the site of the pre-1893 Illinois Central Railroad Central Depot, used since then only for commuter trains. All four stations are used by Metra commuter service. (Railroad terminals of Chicago)

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD F3 - Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois, June 06, 1962 - The GRAND CANYON arrives at Dearborn Station behind EMD F3 units late in the afternoon.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD F3 - Dearborn Station, Chicago, Illinois, June 06, 1962 - EMD F units are ready to lead the GRAND CANYON west from Chicago.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy EMD E8 - Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois, June 06, 1962 - Two Burlington E8 units power the Northern Pacific's NORTH COAST LIMITED from Union Station. There is a Budd Slumbercoach several cars back. This was the summer of the Seattle World's Fair.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio EMD E7 - Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois, June 06, 1962 - GM&O E7 units 102A and 102 are backing into Union Station with train 3, the ABRAHAM LINCOLN, for its 5:50 p.m. CDT departure. The Missouri Pacific sleeper was a through car to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) EMD E8 - Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois, June 06, 1962 - An E8, E7B and FP7A are teamed up on the Rock Island / Southern Pacific GOLDEN STATE departing LaSalle St. station.

LINK: To see many more great vintage railroad photos, visit Bob Krone on RailPictures.Net - Thank you Bob!

1 comment:

Terry Banderas said...

These are beautiful memories of the past. I am a train buff and artist and I still love trains as I did when I was a little boy.