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View Resource Chicago Union Station Shortly After Completion (editor's title)
Chicago Union Station

Exterior view showing the third, and current, Chicago Union Station shortly after it was completed in 1925. At the time, it served four railroads: the Pennsylvania, Burlington, Chicago & Alton, and Milwaukee. The architecture firm that designed the station was Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, which traces its lineage back to Daniel Burnham, the architect of Washington Union Station and the city...

View Resource Passengers in the Concourse of Copenhagen Central Station (editor's title)
Copenhagen Central Station

Interior view of passengers in the Copenhagen (Denmark) Central Station in June 1976. The station, which is the third on the site, was designed by architect H.E.C. Wenck and completed in 1911. It was overhauled in 1980 and again in 2004-2008. The photographer made excellent use of contrast, the roof's strong line, and the midday sun filtering down to bring the viewer's attention to the passengers.

View Resource Broadway Limited Sign in Chicago Union Station (editor's title)
Broadway Limited Sign in Chicago

Publicity photo showing the Pennsylvania Railroad sign at Gate 24 in Chicago Union Station announcing the Broadway Limited's 5:00 pm departure time for New York in 1958. The numbers on the lower half of the sign listed the train's cars: all of them are sleeping cars except for the diner. This photo appears on p. 54 of "More Classic Trains" by Arthur Dubin (Kalmbach 1974).

View Resource Oakland Pier Departure Board (editor's title)
Oakland departure board

Railroad publicity photo showing the departure board at Southern Pacific's Oakland Pier in 1926, which listed 40 trains. The pier served as a rail passenger terminal for 90 years, beginning with the Central Pacific in 1868 and lasting until 1958. It was demolished in the 1960s to make room for the expanding container port in Oakland.

View Resource Panoramic Special Preparing to Depart Denver (editor's title)
Panoramic Special in Denver

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's Panoramic Special was preparing to depart Denver, Colorado for Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah in this June 3, 1924 photo. Several well-dressed ladies and gentlemen take in the scene from the porch of the observation car. Luxury limited trains such as the Panoramic were the preferred means of travel for the upper class for the first half of the 20th...

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