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1. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois; The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...

2. New York Central Steam Locomotive #999; New York Central Steam Locomotive #999; Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...

3. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records; A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.

4. Rail crossing in St. Charles, Illinois Rail crossing in St. Charles, Illinois Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

5. Dining car, Chicago and North Western Railway Dining car, Chicago and North Western Railway Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

6. Railroad porters, Chicago and North Western Railway Railroad porters, Chicago and North Western Railway Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

7. Texas engine #854, Chicago Great Western Railroad Texas engine #854, Chicago Great Western Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

8. Welded rail, Chicago Great Western Railroad Welded rail, Chicago Great Western Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

9. First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

10. 'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad 'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

11. The Green Diamond, Illinois Central Railroad The Green Diamond, Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad; Railroads--Illinois; Rail transportation; Railroad locomotives; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Chicago; St. Louis Drawing, color

12. Chicago and Alton train Chicago and Alton train Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

13. C&A Shops, Locomotive C&A Shops, Locomotive McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroad locomotives; Railroad passenger cars; A locomotive sits in the C&A shops in Bloomington, Illinois. C&A (Chicago and Alton) shops were the largest employer in McLean County. There, the first Pullman sleeper, the first commerical dining car,...

14. Major Nolton Engine, close-up Major Nolton Engine, close-up McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroad locomotives; This close-up of the Major Nolton Engine shows details like the antlers, lights, etc.

15. Major Nolton Engine Major Nolton Engine McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroad locomotives; A number of men surround the C&A "Major Nolton" Engine. The engine went to Chicago to fight the Great Fire in 1871, and it became nationally known because it reached Chicago in such short time to help...

16. Steam Engine in McLean County about 1875 Steam Engine in McLean County about 1875 McLean County, Illinois; Steam engines; Railroads; Railroad locomotives; A steam engine in McLean County about 1875.
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