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

Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street railroad shops in Chicago in December 1942

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

Illinois Central Railroad freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal in Chicago in April 1943

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

The night is lit up by a giant Pabst Blue Ribbon sign above Chicago’s South Water Street freight terminal in April 1943.

Jack Delano / Library of Congress

 

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