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First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad
First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad
Resource Typeimage
TitleFirst diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad
Coverage / Yearc. 1937 to 1939
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationThis engine was modified in 1937 to give crews an added measure of grade-crossing safety. The charter of the Chicago and Alton railroad was granted February 27, 1847. Linking Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City this railroad connected the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River and thus played a vital role in the economic development of the Midwest.
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 Chicago & Alton Railroad: The Only Way by Glen V. Glendinning, ISBN 0-87580-287-7, 274 p., 2002 (p.209)
Subject / KeywordsRailroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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