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Texas engine #854, Chicago Great Western Railroad
Texas engine #854, Chicago Great Western Railroad
Resource Typeimage
TitleTexas engine #854, Chicago Great Western Railroad
Coverage / Year1930
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationDespite major cutbacks in personnel at the beginning of the decade, employment levels at the Chicago Great Western remained generally stable. The volume of freight and passenger business increased as the decade progressed and the railroad recalled or hired many workers. Fares were slashed to increase passengers. A thirty-day round trip coach ticket cost as little as 1 4/5 cents per mile.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Dream; American Communities in History; Depression Photo Essay; Transportation--A Student's Historical Explanation;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics; 17 Geography;
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceThe Corn Belt Route: A History of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company by H. Roger Grant, ISBN 0-87580-095-5, 231 p., 1984 (p.103)
Subject / KeywordsRailroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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