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In 1942, the Office of War Information issued photographer Jack Delano a new assignment: document “railroads and their place in American life.” During the next several months, Delano captured three thousand images, two-thirds of them in the nation’s rail hub—Chicago.

Explore the stories of Chicago railroaders with us.

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Tour Union Station

Sundays, August 24, September 28, October 12, November 9 and 23, 1:00 p.m.

Envisioned by Daniel Burnham in the early 1900s and completed in 1925, Chicago Union Station boasted a Beaux Arts–style waiting room with eighteen Corinthian columns, terra-cotta walls, Tennessee marble floors, and a five-story atrium. Explore the architecture above street level, the action of the rails below, and the stories of one of America’s last grand railway stations. Meet at Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. Tour running time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Sunday, August 24

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Sunday, September 28

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Sunday, October 12

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Sunday, November 9

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Sunday, November 23

Cost: $25, $20 members

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