Photo from the John Kelly Collection
April 16 - October 12, 2012
Chicago's rapidly growth into a major metropolis coincided with the rise of trains as the preeminent form of transportation in America. In the late nineteenth century, Chicago developed into the Midwest's hub of train transport and a manufacturing center for railroad equipment. The exhibit examines some elements of this history, including the city's stations, trains and rail workers and innovations in train technology. This exhibit was curated by John Kelly, author of Chicago Stations & Trains.