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Red, White & Blue: 1942

Red, White & Blue: 1942

Truck trailers at the Chicago & North Western R.R. freight house, December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Chicago: Night: 1943

Chicago: Night: 1943

Illinois Central freight cars at the South Water Street terminal, Chicago. May 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

California Here I Come: 1943

California Here I Come: 1943

Santa Fe freight about to leave for the West Coast from the Corwith Yard at Chicago. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. This is the freight Jack accompanied from Chicago to California in March 1943, taking many pictures along the way for the Office of War Information.

 

Proviso Yard: 1942

Proviso Yard: 1942

Classification yard at the Chicago & North Western Proviso Yard. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Westbound Freight: 1943

Westbound Freight: 1943

Santa Fe R.R. westbound freight stopping for water at Melrose, New Mexico. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. This is one of about a thousand pictures Jack took for the Office of War Information in March 1943, riding a freight from Chicago to California. Most of them were in black-and-white. He used a Graflex Speed Graphic press camera that took 4x5 inch film.

 

Chicago and North Western: 1942

Chicago and North Western: 1942

General view of one of the Chicago and North Western railroad yards at Chicago. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Two Trains: 1924

Two Trains: 1924

"Train of 1862 & 1924 Limited - Great Northern." 5x7 glass negative. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Always Be Careful: 1943

Always Be Careful: 1943

Vernon Brower riding the footboard of an Illinois Central diesel switch engine at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago. May 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

The Red Caboose: 1943

The Red Caboose: 1943

Chicago & North Western RR worker putting the finishing touches on a rebuilt caboose on the rip tracks at Proviso Yard, Chicago. April 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Argentine Yard, Kansas City: 1943

Argentine Yard, Kansas City: 1943

Coal and sand chutes at the Argentine Yard, Santa Fe R.R., Kansas City, Kansas. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Corwith Yard, Chicago: 1943

Corwith Yard, Chicago: 1943

Santa Fe freight about to leave for the West Coast from the Corwith yard in Chicago. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, who went with the train to California, taking pictures along the way with his Graflex Speed Graphic. Look for them here in the coming days.

 

Wabash Avenue El: 1907

Wabash Avenue El: 1907

From 1907, a bird's-eye view of Wabash Avenue in Chicago, showing the celebrated "El," or elevated railway, as well as a number of piano manufacturers and the National Casket Company. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Re-tiring a locomotive driver wheel in the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe railway shops at Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Grand Central Station: 1908

Grand Central Station: 1908

Crowd outside Grand Central Station, returning from summer vacations. Sept. 8, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Penn Station: 1910

Penn Station: 1910

Pennsylvania Station in New York as seen from Gimbel's department store circa 1910. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size | See the interior.

 
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