In Photos: Chicago’s Rail Yards in the 1940s

A switchman throwing a switch at Chicago and North Western Railroad’s Proviso yard in April 1943

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

A welder works in the roundhouse of the Chicago and North Western Railroad’s Proviso yard in December 1942.

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at the Proviso yard, photographed in April 1943

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

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