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The south side of the 200 block of East State Street, looking east from the railroad tracks. Visible are signs for The Hideaway, Sheree's Show Lounge, and a storefront advertising pool tables and bicycles for sale.

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The 20th Street RR viaduct just north of 23rd Avenue in September 1977.

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Railroad tracks at Mulberry Street. The Fairgrounds Housing development is visible in the background. October 1975.

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Rail viaduct over South Main Street on south side of downtown, looking north.

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One-lane traffic on the south side of the 20th Street railroad viaduct, just north of 23rd Avenue in September 1977.

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The South Main Street Railroad viaduct, painted with a mural of a train, October 1979

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Winnebago Street Viaduct under construction in August 1982.

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The Water Street Railroad viaduct south of Walnut Street.

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Train for the Milwaukee Road at rail yards in June 1979.

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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad bridge over the Rock River, looking east.

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Illinois Central Railroad marker in April 1976.

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Illinois Central Railroad depot in April 1976.

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Water Street Railroad bridge (south of Walnut Street) in August 1978.

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Water Street Railroad bridge looking south from south of Walnut Street in August 1978.

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Area near the railroad bridge over the Rock River in July 1986.

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Railroad bridge over the Rock River with people fishing along the river bank. July 1986.

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Railroad bridge over the Rock River in May 1987.

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Railroad bridge over the Rock River in May 1987.

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Railroad bridge over the Rock River in May 1987.

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Company "I" Machine which was sold to the Reading Railroad to mill railroad rods. Photo is part of a Machine Photo Record assembled by J.R. Johnson to show machines built by Ingersoll between 1892-1919. Most photographs are…

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Duplex Swivel Head Machine for making tunnel segments for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Photo is part of a Machine Photo Record assembled by J.R. Johnson to show machines built by Ingersoll between 1892-1919. Most…

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Company "I" Machine. This machine was manufactured for companies in New York State who were building tunnels under the New York river for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Photograph 29A shows J.L. Davidson, General Foreman of the…

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Company "M" Machine with Positive Feed. This is a modification of the "I" Machine. Photo is part of a Machine Photo Record assembled by J.R. Johnson to show machines built by Ingersoll between 1892-1919. Most photographs are…

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The Pioneer, built in 1837, was the first train locomotive to operate in Chicago. It was used by the Galena and Chicago Union railroad which later became the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. It became a work locomotive laying track for the Chicago,…

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An early Rockford Street Railway trolley exiting the car barn on Kishwaukee Street. It is being pulled by two mules.

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A train engine in front of an unidentified depot. A delivery wagon pulled by mules is near the train.

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Rockford and Interurban Railway Company trolley. The company provided passenger and freight service 1880 - 1936.

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Illinois Central Railroad crossing on Seminary Street. Automated gates were introduced in the 1930s to protect cars and pedestrians. Crossing warning signs were not standardized until 1949. Originally wooden crossing gates blocked the entire…

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An Interurban car operating with tall snow piled along the tracks.

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Rockford Interurban rail car, numbered 703. Closed cars had odd numbers and open cars were assigned even numbers.

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A group of people waiting at the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Gary (CM&G) Railroad depot at 808 Seventh Street in Rockford.

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A train wreck with locomotive number 430

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The interior of an office at the Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railroad (C M & G) depot located at 808 Seventh Street.

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Northwestern Railroad crossing on South Main Street using crossing gates for safety.

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company (C B & Q) Depot located on South Main Street near Pine Street. It was built circa 1894.

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State Street Bridge, looking west. In the foreground is a Rockford and Interurban Railway trolley.

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The last train through the Harlem Station, Harlem, Illinois. The Patterson Company grain elevator is in the background.

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The Harlem, Illinois train depot in the snow.

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A depot for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) which was created in Aurora, Illinois, 1855. Another depot building was a Camp Grant in 1917.

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Illinois Central Railroad depot tower possibly near Kent Creek, Rockford, Illinois.

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A railroad locomotive rounding a curve. In the foreground is a gauntlet track indicated by the second set of rails inside the outer rails. A gauntlet track is used where space is limited. Two sets of rails run parallel to each other on the same rail…

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A railroad bridge over a river. Possible an Illinois Central Railroad bridge.

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A railroad bridge over the Rock River, possibly for the Illinois Central Railroad. View of the Rock River from Bremer Street.

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Rockford; Chicago Northwestern Railroad Class R-1 steam locomotive #1146 Whyte system 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler, (4 wheel pilot truck, 6 drivers, no trailing truck) The building behind the engine is the C&NW, Rockford Engine House or Roundhouse.

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Rockford Interurban and Railway Company car barn with trolleys and a maintenance car sitting on the tracks.

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First train on the Chicago, Rockford, Northern Railroad that later became CB&Q. During the 1860s and 1870s prominent Rockford citizens worked to bring new railroad companies to Rockford to break the monopoly of the Galena and Chicago Union. A…

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Building tracks for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Building tracks for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Men building tracks for the Illinois Central Railroad at the viaduct on South Winnebago Street. The house at right is facing South Winnebago Street on property adjacent to Robert Tinker's cottage.

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Train wreck in Illinois Central railroad yards. A car carrying corn kernels is split open.

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Rockford and Interurban Railway car number 717.

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Chicago & Northwestern Railroad passenger depot located at Main and Cedar Streets. There were two Chicago & Northwestern passenger depots located on Rockford's west side and two depots on Rockford's east side. These depots were at Fourth Avenue ad…

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Shriners on a Rockford and Interurban Railway Company streetcar, number 115. The streetcar is near the Rockford Bill Posting Company, located at 115 North Main Street in Rockford. Railcar number 115 was smaller than most of the cars, seeing less…

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Photo of trolley after a fire.

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Rockford and Interurban Railway Company car crossing a bridge.

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Rockford and Interurban Railway Company, car number 603, labelled "Harlem". The tracks are on a dirt road. The interurban company provided transportation for 600,000 people annually to Belvidere, Beloit, Janesville and Freeport. Interurban service…

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Harlem Village train wreck. About ten trains per day served Harlem Village by transporting mail, freight and passengers. Train service ended May 3, 1937. The woman at left may be Erma Taylor. The Taylor family were farmers and founders of Harlem…

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Trolley tracks on East State Street, near 9th Street, for the Rockford and Interurban Railway Company. Rockford Street Railway began operation in 1880 with horse pulled cars, changing to electricity in the early 1890s. The company expanded its city…

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Four soldiers in uniform looking out train windows.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with engine whistle facing ground and train car with "Chicago Milwaukee" on side. There is a large circular, metal lid in foreground.
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