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500 Block NE Water St.
500 Block NE Water St.
Title500 Block NE Water St.
Railroad freight cars
Railroad tracks
Railroad locomotives
Railroad shops & yards
Utility poles
Steam engines
DescriptionLooking down railroad tracks as a train is coming toward the camera. The image shows the Rock Island rail yard with other train cars hitched together hauling freight. Steam from the trains is blowing in front of smokestacks in the background. The caption on the back notes the smokestacks as being from the Pabst factory. A tall factory is on the left with "519 Chas. Weinstein Milling Co. 519...Of Royal Brand Feed Products" painted between rows of windows. On the far left is a painted advertisement for "Composition Floors/Garden Ornaments/Ornamental Ceilings." Wood debris is piled against the back sides of these brick buildings. Utility poles and wires run down the tracks. A couple automobiles are parked near some freight cars on the right side of the image.
PublisherBradley University Library
Dateca. 1920
FormatGlass Negative
SourceGlass plate negative from Box #14 in the Peoria Historical Society Image Collection, Bradley University Library, Special Collections Center
RightsThis resource is provided for educational purposes only. Media is owned by the Peoria Historical Society or other persons/entities; images may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed in any format without written permission. Any attempt to download, copy in any manner, and/or circumvent the access controls placed on these files is a violation of United States and international copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. For more information, contact the Special Collections Center of the Bradley University Library: (309) 677-2822, or,
CollectionPeoria Historical Society Image Collection (Bradley University)
IdentifierBox #14
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