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Chicago Passenger Terminal, Ladies Day in Chicago, 19561933 viewsThe City of Milwaukee "400" appears to have brought the ladies into town for a day in Chicago. Summer, 1956. Photo by Bill Hakkarinen.
Chicago Passenger Terminal, looking south2768 viewsThis view of the C.P.T. looks south over the train shed and then the back of the head house. The Lake Street elevated is in the near foreground and a stub-end baggage/express area just beyond. There is no date on the photo, but it is probably the early 1950's. The City of Chicago demanded the removal huge sign in the upper left in 1972. The UP withdrew its share of the sign, and its logo, in Oct. 1955 when the Streamliners were pulled. Sign rebuilt 1956. C&NW Trans Co. photo. Submitter, Joe Pierson
Chicago Passenger Terminal: 1995 Overview2306 viewsThe view of the Chicago Passenger Terminal on September 18, 1995, from the Sears Tower, has the C&NW Station Switcher adding a bit of color.
Photo by Bill Hakkarinen
Chicago Passenger Terminal: In the 21st Century2119 viewsA view of the Chicago Passenger Terminal in March, 2004. Photo is taken from the Holiday Inn, Merchandise Mart Plaza.
Photo by Bill Hakkarinen
Chicago Passenger Terminal: Architects Model382 viewsAn architects model of the "New" Chicago Passenger Terminal. Collection of Nick Jenkins

This is off a glass slide I was able to copy back in the 70's. They were loaned to me by a retired Signal Maintainer. I returned them after photographing them, I wish I knew what happened to them..
Chicago Passenger Terminal: B&O Tenant, 19702248 viewsB&O's Capitol Limited at the bumper post, Summer, 1970, during the period when Madison Street Station also was host to B&O's Chicago passenger trains. Photo by Charles Hakkarinen. Submitted by Bill Hakkarinen.
Chicago Passenger Terminal: Overland "400" leaving CPT2017 viewsSeptember 8, 1985. The 20th Century Railroad Club's special excursion, "The Overland 400," leaves for Sterling, IL, with a C&NW busniess car carrying the markers and tail sign. Bill Hakkarinen photo.
Coal Chute423 viewsCoal Chutes on the M&StL RR at Albert Lea Minnesota.
An undated photo from CNWHS archives
Coal Chute Waukegan, IL2416 viewsThis coal chute is just about ready for retirement. The use of steam engines on the C&NW came to an end in 1956. Photographed in Waukegan, 9-1956. Submitted by J. H. Yanke
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Coal tower #1 at Keeler Ave. Chicago1827 viewsThere are two coal towers still standing at the Keeler Avenue facility. Standing on the access switch at the east end of the facility, this tower is to the left. The M19-A diesel facility is seen at left. Taken September 13, 2004 by Jerry Krug
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Coal tower Adams, WI2015 viewsNearly fifty years after the end of steam on the C&NW, the Adams coal tower still stands off of the main line. A CNW caboose and other forsaken cars flank it. Jerry Krug photo, 1-6-2003.
Coal Tower De Kalb, IL1781 viewsThe coal tower at the East side of De Kalb, IL gets dusted with smoke again in 1985 as the "Overland 400" roars West behind NKP 2-8-4 #765. The September 7 excursion to Sterling was sponsored by the 20th Century RR Club of Chicago. Photo taken from ex-Santa Fe Big Dome Lounge. Bill Hakkarinen photo, 9-7-85
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