1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and
switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines.
Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the
approaches to the terminals near the Loop that is Chicago, undisputed
railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter
Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era,
as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago’s six
celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train
service. Welcome aboard as we ride those grand trains of the 1950s and
1960s into their twilight years and transition into Amtrak’s “Rainbow
era.” Vintage and color photography, terminal and commuter maps, train
brochures, postcards and tickets are featured. Nice color and vintage
scenes for modelers.