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Chicago and Alton train
Chicago and Alton train
Resource Typeimage
TitleChicago and Alton train
Coverage / Year1938
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationThe 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. Main line passenger trains had become fewer in the 1930s. This picture of train no. 11 at Bloomington in 1938 has no passenger cars.
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.212)
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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