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'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad
'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad
Resource Typeimage
Title'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad
Coverage / Year1936
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationIn 1926 the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad began to transport specially designed truck trailers on modified flat cars. This 'piggyback' service was adopted by the Chicago Great Western Railroad in 1936. Shown here is a truck on a trailer in the Chicago rail yards in 1936.
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.120)
Subject / KeywordsRailroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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