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  • to much polution.... - ramjet70
  • Wonder what this dude's up to . . . - Jonathan Stiles
  • That's STEAM...not pollution. While coal produced some pollution, most of it was soot that came down with the next rain or snowfall. Without steam trains...America never would have reached this level of prosperity. - lexicon5
  • This is a beautiful photograph - goldsmith.barbara
  • using the date of the photograph, i'm going to leap to the conclusion that he's looking for japanese or german saboteurs - jimburke1958
  • This is Proviso yard in Melrose Park, IL - South Hammond kid
  • Possibly he's inspecting the track, or maybe just making his way across the yard? - gdwagner623
  • Based on the date of the photograph, he's "throwing" the switch. In those days, many yard switches were activated by hand. - stale rose
  • Kodachrome - ultimateninjashowdown

General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill. (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

1942 Dec.

1 transparency : color.

Proviso Yards.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Chicago and North Western Railway Company
World War, 1939-1945
Railroad shops & yards
Railroad sidings
United States--Illinois--Melrose Park

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-1 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34680

Call Number: LC-USW36-586

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  1. Karyn Womach ages ago | reply

    Excellent, Thank you!

  2. korestore ages ago | reply

    Thanks for adding this pictures to Flickr, this is a treasure !

  3. hugh1936uk ages ago | reply

    needs another tag UK english

    "marshalling yard"

  4. goldsmith.barbara ages ago | reply

    It's a beautiful photograph!

  5. mcadagio ages ago | reply

    This is beautiful - and this is coming from a Chicago native! -saves-

    What a treasure! <3

  6. abashed cherries [deleted] ages ago | reply

    Magnifica muestra del pasado en color. Gracias por quitarnos de la retina del pasado el B.N.


  7. G.W.D 119 months ago | reply

    Delano, Jack,, 1914-1997, photographer.

  8. kumar303 117 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called freightyards, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. lalframes 116 months ago | reply

    "old is gold" !!

    nice one........!!

  10. ಶುಕ್ರ 115 months ago | reply

    amazing details !

  11. manfred-hartmann 115 months ago | reply

    wonderful picture,
    very beautiful shot ! !


    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to

  12. thinkfromscratch 112 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chicago 2016 Olympic Games (Support Group), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. wales23us 108 months ago | reply

    As the tag already states, this is Proviso Yard--Melrose Park, IL. This view was likely taken from a light tower or some other tall structure within the yard as the view looks directly west. The Manheim Road bridge is visible running over the yard about a half mile in the distance.

  14. strangersound 90 months ago | reply

    I love Jack Delano and the LOC! :)

  15. Railroading_Historical_and Memories 53 months ago | reply

    Wow, when steam ruled on the rails!

  16. WaterWindStars 53 months ago | reply

    Change your language at the bottom of the screen to any language but English and you're magically out of Betaworld!

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