Newberry Library Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
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Signal tower at Western Ave. Station
Signal tower at Western Ave. Station
TitleSignal tower at Western Ave. Station
Alternative TitleSignal tower at Halsted St. Station
CreatorLee, Russell, 1903-1986
Date Created1948-05
Extent (Original)1 negative : b&w
8 x 11 cm. (3 x 4 in.)
Medium (Original)Negatives
DescriptionImage misidentified as Western Ave. station, but is actually Halsted St. station. A row of signal towers seen down an empty track next to a deserted platform. On a track to the left is a steam engine with two men standing on a platform at the rear. On a track to the right is a line of freight cars next to the wall of the Griswold & Walker building.
Note 1Photograph titles supplied from Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Granger project scrapbook captions.
Note 2Selected photographs published in Granger country : a pictorial social history of the Burlington Railroad / edited by Lloyd Lewis and Stanley Pargellis. Boston : Little, Brown, 1949.
Subject 1Railroad signal towers -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject 2Railroad stations -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject 3Halsted Street Station (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject 4Griswold & Walker
Coverage (Spatial) 1Chicago (Ill.)
Coverage (Spatial) 241.86026048666784, -87.6472520828247
Coverage (Temporal)1948
Contributors 1Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949
Contributors 2Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-
Contributors 3Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Photo NumberGranger 188
CollectionDaily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library)
Is Part OfChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives
Extent (Digital)8308 KB
Medium (Digital)jpeg
Date Issued (Digital)2009-08-11
PublisherNewberry Library
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
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