Our record, through the century, has been one of consistent Progress. North Western was the first Western Railway to operate trains by telegraph, and to operate sleeping cars.
North Western built the first railway postal car, in 1864, and operated the first dining-car service between Chicago and San Francisco. Ours was the first double track railway between Chicago and the Missouri River.
North Western was the first railway in the United States to organize a Safety First Department, and to make extensive use of Automatic Train Control, expending more than $3 million for this purpose.
MODEL “H” LOCOMOTIVE
Mighty Mobile of the Rails. See this new modern locomotive in contrast to the puffing little Pioneer, when you visit North Western Park immediately south of the Travel and Transport building at A Century of Progress. It’s a graphic example of transportation progress.
A FLEET OF FINE, FAST TRAINS
SAN FRANCISCO OVERLAND LIMITED
LOS ANGELES LIMITED
THE PORTLAND ROSE
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD THE COLUMBINE
NORTH WESTERN LIMITED
CORN KING LIMITED
THE DIRECT ROUTE TO ALL POINTS
IN THE WEST AND NORTHWEST
Glance at the map above. Trace the course of the North Western Line. See how completely it dominates a great area. But it takes more than rails to make a powerful railway dominion.
We have invested multiplied millions in equipment to ably aid the people of this region, who have come to look upon the familiar North Western insignia as a symbol of progressive and dependable service.
For travel information apply to any ticket agent or address
Passenger Traffic Manager
400 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill.
CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN LINE
Ced described seeing Buckingham Fountain and I just read a reference to it in a recent book, so I went searching. Here’s a link to Wikipedia to find out more about it.
The Adler Planetarium still exists and here is a link in Wikipedia to find out more.
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Tomorrow I will begin posting a week of letters written in early 1042. The nation is gearing up for war and that included drafting young men and women for the cause. Dan is the first of Grandpa’s sons to join the Army and Lad’s situation in tenuous.