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View Resource Knute Rocke and the Irish Going to L.A. (editor's title)
Knute Rocke and the Irish Going to L.A.

Coach Knute Rockne and his Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana) football team were at their zenith when this picture was taken at Union Station in Chicago in 1928. Rockne is fourth from the left, wearing a gray hat and leaning against the station platform railing.

View Resource Railroad Author's Trip (editor's title)
Arthur Dubin's Field Trip

In preparation for an article in the August 1963 issue of "Trains," Arthur D. Dubin (right) visited the cab of the North Coast Limited, running on the Burlington line's track from Chicago to St. Paul. The engineer is unidentified; J. W. MacPherson, the Burlington's road foreman of engines, stands in the middle. It was fairly unusual for railroads to permit writers in locomotive cabs. As a...

View Resource George Pullman Portrait With Signature (editor's title)
George Mortimer Pullman

Profile portrait and signature of sleeping car magnate George Mortimer Pullman, near the end of his life. Pullman, born in 1831, revolutionized rail passenger travel in the United States by convincing railroads to collaborate on passenger trains, so that rail travelers could ride over connecting lines while staying in the same car. Though he did not invent the sleeping car, Pullman's company built...

View Resource Giants of the Rails in Daily Race
Race at Englewood, Illinois

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...

View Resource Racing from Washington to New York (editor's title)
B&O and PRR steam trains racing

Passenger trains on the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania railroad racing out of Washington. At one time, both railroads scheduled express trains for New York out of Washington Union Station at 3 p.m. sharp. Since the two railroads paralleled each other, one can surely assume that at least occasionally the timing was right and pride overwhelmed the engine crews and the two trains raced each other...

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