A look at the aftermath of the great Chicago fire of 1871 documented by George N. Barnard and published in 1872 by Lovejoy & Foster in this album titled The Lakeside Memorial of The Burning of Chicago. View the full album online here.
switch engine was seen in Chicago—at La Salle Street Station, of course. An EMD SW1, this locomotive was originally built for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1946. Image by Richard Koenig;
taken December 22nd 1976.
From left, David Hammons and Bruce Talamon in front of Hammons’s La Salle Street studio in Los Angeles in 1977. Talamon describes the image as a sort of “self portrait.” He says, “I had set up one of my Nikon’s with a motor drive and remote firing button. David is pushing the remote release button to snap the photo.” | Pboto by Bruce W. Talamon, Courtesy Bruce W. Talamon
Southern Railway steam locomotive 4501 at La Salle Street Station in Chicago for a special excursion. Rock Island 630, an EMD model E6, is to the left. Both of these locomotives have survived and are being restored.