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Chicago 6-way Grand Union, at Milwaukee, Halstead and Grand Avenues, 1943.

Chicago Grand Union, at Milwaukee, Halstead and Grand Avenues,

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1948 publicity photo of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad "Skytop" lounge car. The Milwaukee's streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains featured a variety of distinctive observation cars. The fourth and final design was the Skytop Lounge, styled by industrial designer Brooks Stevens and produced by the Milwaukee Shops in 1948. The cars' round ends were 90% glass and included 24 revolving chairs, plus a drawing room.

1948 Hiawatha passenger trains featured a variety of distinctive observation cars. glass and included 24 revolving chairs, plus a drawing room.

Milwaukee Road's 'Olympian Hiawatha' at Mayfair Tower. The Skytop sleeper-observation car of Milwaukee Road's Olympian Hiawatha bangs across the C&NW diamonds in a 1952 view from the tower at Mayfair, on the north side of Chicago. W. A. Akin Jr. photo

Milwaukee Road's 'Olympian Hiawatha' at Mayfair Tower. The Skytop sleeper-observation car of Milwaukee Road's Olympian Hiawatha bangs across the C&NW diamonds in a 1952 view from the tower at Mayfair, on the north side of Chicago.

Corwith Yard is an intermodal freight terminal within the city limits of Chicago, operated by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line. The yard was built in 1887 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. At that time it was the biggest rail terminal in the world, serving Chicago’s stockyards with endless cars of cattle on the hoof. Now it handles much more freight on the same surface area, in the form of containers transferred from train to truck by rubber-tired gantry cranes ....

Corwith Intermodal Rail Yard Chicago Photograph by Steve Gadomski

RailPictures.Net Photo: SOO 4414 Soo Line EMD GP38-2 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by familymansystem

Net Photo: SOO 4414 Soo Line EMD at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by familymansystem

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