Chicago has long been the main hub of America's passenger train network. In the last years of private passenger train operations (1967-71) before Amtrak, the changes were dramatic. This volume captures that time and place with over 300 color images, both exterior and interior views, of these trains and local stations!
This title is organized by Chicago train stations. So each station and the railroads that served it are a chapter. There are some outside and inside views of each station and a map showing the routes of each railroad's trains originating there.
Also included are equipment interior photographs and timetable cover reproductions. Wow, what choices the traveling public had at one time from the railroad capital of the United States! And the public didn't dress like slobs!
As you can see by the page count below, the railroads serving Union Station and Dearborn Station receive the most coverage in this title.
North Western Station, pp. 1-7,Union Station, pp. 8-56,Grand Central Station, pp. 57-65,LaSalle Street Station, pp. 66-77,Dearborn Station, pp. 78-113,Illinois Central Station, pp. 114-124,Randolph Street Station, pp. 125-126,The Final Curtain, pg. 128.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color Photographs.