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C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Map showing the location of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway with its branches & connections through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.

Map showing the location of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway with its branches & connections through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.

[Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill.]

[Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill.]

[Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill.]

[Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill.]

[Chicago, Ill., C. & N.W. R.R. station, the Pacific Express]

[Chicago, Ill., C. & N.W. R.R. station, the Pacific Express]

Elmhurst, Ill., Chicago & North-Western Ry. station

Elmhurst, Ill., Chicago & North-Western Ry. station

Fox River near Batavia, Ill.

Fox River near Batavia, Ill.

Kasota Station

Kasota Station

Tracey [sic], Minn., engine of the South Dakota division

Tracey [sic], Minn., engine of the South Dakota division

[Chicago & North Western Railway Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

[Chicago & North Western Railway Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

From railway bridge, Geneva, Ill.

From railway bridge, Geneva, Ill.

Correct map of Dakota compiled from United States and Territorial surveys Nov. 1, 1882.

Correct map of Dakota compiled from United States and Territorial surveys Nov. 1, 1882.

Pacific Express, Chicago and North Western Ry.

Pacific Express, Chicago and North Western Ry.

Rock River near Nelson, Ill.

Rock River near Nelson, Ill.

Bridge near Nelson, Rock River, Ill.

Bridge near Nelson, Rock River, Ill.

Chicago, Ill., C. & N.W. R.R. station

Chicago, Ill., C. & N.W. R.R. station

Rock River Bridge near Nelson, Ill.

Rock River Bridge near Nelson, Ill.

Chicago and North Western Ry. passenger train

Chicago and North Western Ry. passenger train

Goose Lake

Goose Lake

[Detroit, C & NW Ry. office]

[Detroit, C & NW Ry. office]

Train concourse, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Train concourse, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Lobby stairs to waiting room and concourses, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Lobby stairs to waiting room and concourses, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Madison Street vestibule, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Madison Street vestibule, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

One of the emergency rooms, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

One of the emergency rooms, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Passenger terminal, Madison St. entrance, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Passenger terminal, Madison St. entrance, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Ill.

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Repair tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern R.R.

Repair tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern R.R.

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Spreading asbestos mixture on boiler of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street locomotive shops

Spreading asbestos mixture on boiler of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street locomotive shops

Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill.

Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, tank cars going over the hump at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, tank cars going over the hump at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

The yardmaster's office at the receiving yard, North Proviso(?), C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

The yardmaster's office at the receiving yard, North Proviso(?), C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worn tires on locomotive wheels are refaced on this machine in the wheel shop of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Worn tires on locomotive wheels are refaced on this machine in the wheel shop of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, railroad worker cultivating the small Victory garden in the Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, railroad worker cultivating the small Victory garden in the Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Switchman throwing a switch a C and NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Switchman throwing a switch a C and NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Two employees at the roundhouse at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Two employees at the roundhouse at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Greasing a locomotive in the roundhouse at Proviso (?) yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Greasing a locomotive in the roundhouse at Proviso (?) yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Switchman throwing a switch at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Switchman throwing a switch at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers

Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers

General view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso (?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso (?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

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

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

General view of yard and some of the locomotive shop of the C & NW RR at 40th Street. On the tracks on the right are three streamliners, crack trains, Chicago, Ill.

General view of yard and some of the locomotive shop of the C & NW RR at 40th Street. On the tracks on the right are three streamliners, crack trains, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, a general view of a classification yard at Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, a general view of a classification yard at Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump, Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump, Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yard, Chicago, Ill.

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

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

General view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

John L. Walter, conductor at Proviso yard of the C&NWRR. Mr. Walter has been employed on the railroad for 45 years, 32 of them as conductor. The red nose and cheeks are due to the below zero weather outside. Chicago, Ill.

John L. Walter, conductor at Proviso yard of the C&NWRR. Mr. Walter has been employed on the railroad for 45 years, 32 of them as conductor. The red nose and cheeks are due to the below zero weather outside. Chicago, Ill.

Chicago and North Western R.R., Mrs. Thelma Cuvage, working in the sand house at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. Her job is to see that sand is sifted and cleaned for use in the locomotives. Mrs. Cuvage's husband works as a guard at the Savannah (Ill.) Ordnance plant

Chicago and North Western R.R., Mrs. Thelma Cuvage, working in the sand house at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. Her job is to see that sand is sifted and cleaned for use in the locomotives. Mrs. Cuvage's husband works as a guard at the Savannah (Ill.) Ordnance plant

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, working as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, working as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

Apparatus used at the laboratory at the C & NW RR's 40th Street yards for analysing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant, in general, Chicago, Ill.

Apparatus used at the laboratory at the C & NW RR's 40th Street yards for analysing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant, in general, Chicago, Ill.

Working on the cab of a locomotive brought in for repair at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.

Working on the cab of a locomotive brought in for repair at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.

Section of a locomotive frame, which will be welded to replace a broken locomotive frame, Chicago, Ill. Workman is indicating what place must be cut. At the 40th Street shop of C&NWRR

Section of a locomotive frame, which will be welded to replace a broken locomotive frame, Chicago, Ill. Workman is indicating what place must be cut. At the 40th Street shop of C&NWRR

Greasing a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR.

Greasing a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR.

A.S. Gerdee, of 3251 Maypole(?) Street, working as a switchman at Proviso yard of C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

A.S. Gerdee, of 3251 Maypole(?) Street, working as a switchman at Proviso yard of C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

A train being pushed over the hump at the Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

A train being pushed over the hump at the Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the departure yards at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the departure yards at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers employed at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers employed at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R. Cloe Weaver, mother of four children, employed as a helper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. She is learning to operate the turntable. Her husband works for a structural steel company

C. & N.W. R.R. Cloe Weaver, mother of four children, employed as a helper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. She is learning to operate the turntable. Her husband works for a structural steel company

A Chicago and Northwestern railroad roundhouse, Chicago, Ill.

A Chicago and Northwestern railroad roundhouse, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Locomotive in a railroad yard, Chicago and Northwestern RR (?), near Chicago, Ill.(?)

Locomotive in a railroad yard, Chicago and Northwestern RR (?), near Chicago, Ill.(?)

Joseph Klesken washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Joseph Klesken washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

James Lynch, a roundhouse worker, C & NW RR [Proviso yard]

James Lynch, a roundhouse worker, C & NW RR [Proviso yard]

Working on a switch engine at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Working on a switch engine at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.

Car jacked up for repairs on the repair tracks, North Proviso, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Car jacked up for repairs on the repair tracks, North Proviso, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street shop of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street shop of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

John Sabados washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

John Sabados washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

A general view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

A general view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of the rip tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of the rip tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

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

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

General view of part of the Proviso yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill. In the background is the coal chute and roundhouse

General view of part of the Proviso yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill. In the background is the coal chute and roundhouse

General view of one of the classification yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the classification yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump yard at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump yard at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H' class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H' class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

Frederick Batt, brakeman, on the C & NW RR, at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Frederick Batt, brakeman, on the C & NW RR, at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train pulling out of the freight house at C & NW RR's Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train pulling out of the freight house at C & NW RR's Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill.

A train pulling out of the freight house at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

A train pulling out of the freight house at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.

Work goes on 24 hours a day at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Work goes on 24 hours a day at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

The freight house at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard. In the foreground are old cars used as living quarters for some yard workers and itinerant help; Chicago, Ill.

The freight house at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard. In the foreground are old cars used as living quarters for some yard workers and itinerant help; Chicago, Ill.

View in a departure yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, at twilight, Chicago, Ill.

View in a departure yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, at twilight, Chicago, Ill.

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill; C & NW RR; L. Logan, of West Chicago, boilermaker at the roundhouse at the Proviso yard

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill; C & NW RR; L. Logan, of West Chicago, boilermaker at the roundhouse at the Proviso yard

A welder who works in the round-house at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad's Proviso yard

A welder who works in the round-house at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad's Proviso yard

Working on the boiler of a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Working on the boiler of a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C&NWRR, towerman R.W. Mayberry of Elmhurst, Ill., at the Proviso yard. He operates a set of retarders and switches at the hump, Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill.

C&NWRR, towerman R.W. Mayberry of Elmhurst, Ill., at the Proviso yard. He operates a set of retarders and switches at the hump, Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill.

Working on the cylinder of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.

Working on the cylinder of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.

View of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

View of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Freight Depot of the U.S. Army consolidating station, Chicago, Ill.

Freight Depot of the U.S. Army consolidating station, Chicago, Ill.