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Dixie Limited Preparing to Depart Chicago (editor's title)

Dixie Limited observation car
Passengers gathered on observation platform of Dixie Limited passenger train preparing to depart Chicago's Dearborn Station for Miami in 1925. The green flags on the roof denote that at least one extra "section" of the train was following this one. Extra sections were essentially duplicates of the same train, operated whenever business exceeded the capacity of one train. During the 1920s, popular trains such as the Dixie Limited regularly ran with several sections.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Dearborn Station, Chicago; Temporal, 1925
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1925
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Dearborn Station, Chicago
Equipment: Cars Observation car
Builder, Cars Pullman Company
Comments The original caption of this photograph notes that the man standing with a cigar in his mouth "may be Al Capone enroute to Florida. Luxury trains, such as the Dixie Limited, included full service amenities like private rooms and gourmet dining service, making them the preferred means of transportation for celebrities of the era.
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name Dixie Limited
Image ID Dubin.I.7.134
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