Caption: “I found two PAs in Dearborn Station on December 26, 1967 – ‘Hi
Ladies’. The shot is from the second floor waiting room though the glass
wall for looking into the train shed. PA1s were seldom seen in Chicago
so they were a surprise. The train is Train 24, the Grand Canyon, and
the Big Dome is a deadhead from the Topeka shops.That’s F3A 34C in the distance. I guess they stopped her way back there so I could get these unobstructed pictures. AT&SF
74L was built in August 1947 as 58B and renumbered 74L in May 1949. She
was wrecked in Planada, CA on June 23, 1953 and rebuilt. She was
traded to EMD in 1969 toward the SD45 series.”
‘Hiawatha’ makes ready, 1943 by Michael Ryerson Via Flickr: January 1943. “Chicago Union Station. Streamliner 'Hiawatha’ ready to depart the Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul & Pacific platform on the north side of the station.” Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.
Views of the last Baltimore & Ohio Capitol
Limited to depart Chicago Grand Central Station on the last day of operations there on November 8, 1969. On the next day, all B&O and C&O trains began operating out of the Chicago & North Western Terminal, as indicated on the bottom right of the sign in the last photo. The two station agents were apparently losing their jobs.
Chicago Grand Central Station was demolished in 1971. The site at Harrison and Wells in Chicago remains vacant to this day.
Golden Treasure by Joe McMillan Via Flickr: CB&Q 4-8-4 5632 blasts under the Santa Fe at Bucklin, Missouri, November 1, 1964. The 5632 was on a roundtrip excursion between Kansas City, Kansas, and Bevier, Missouri. The steamer was painted gold in honor of Kansas City Union Terminal’s 50th Anniversary. This was a photo run-by.
Go for the Gold by Joe McMillan Via Flickr: CB&Q 4-8-4 5632 prepares to leave Murray Yard in North Kansas City, Missouri, on an excursion to Bevier, Missouri, November 1, 1964. The beautiful locomotive was painted gold to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kansas City’s Union Station.
Edsel Villager Station Wagon, 1959. This version of the Villager was only in production for a year before the Edsel marque was retired in 1960. The lowest production number for any Edsel model during its three year life was the 1960 nine-passenger Villager station wagon, with just 59 units built