This online Pullman Collection contains more than 1,600 Pullman Company car drawings, ca. 1870-1969.
Featured This Month: Railroads
This project aims to provide a more complete understanding of the complex nexus of issues, events, and people that contributed to the causes and effects of the Civil War.
Thousands of striking photographs were commissioned for Granger Country: A Pictorial Social History of the Burlington Railroad (1949), published in honor of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad’s centennial. Only a small portion of the photos made it into the book; the rest languished in unpublished obscurity until their discovery, decades later, in the Newberry’s unprocessed twentieth-century CB&Q archives.
The “Everywhere West” digital exhibit is based on an exhibition staged at the Newberry August 10 to October 16, 2010. It contains a selection of unique black-and-white photographs portraying the lives of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad workers and the communities spawned by the company’s sprawling rail network.