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A colorized graphic of Central and Northwestern Railroad Depot station with dirt road and two open-top automobiles.

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Article of Agreement between Mary Morgan and Smith Jenks for right of way for the Rockford Central Railroad Company.

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Article of Agreement between Mary Morgan and Giles Pronson for right of way for the Rockford Central Railroad Company.

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Article of Agreement between Mary Morgan and N. D. Keeler for right of way for the Rockford Central Railroad Company. The agreement includes accommodations for safe passage of cattle.

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Article of Agreement between Mary Morgan and L. B. Bradley for right of way for the Rockford Central Railroad Company through his orchard and pasture.

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Subscription list, blank, for the Rockford Central Railroad Company as directed by the Board of Directors.

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Agreement between Mary Morgan and [Margaret] Lewis, Rockford for right of way to Rockford Central Railroad Company - unsigned.

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Agreement between Mary Morgan and Peter Mabre, Roscoe for right of way for Rockford Central Railroad Company.

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Agreement between Mary Morgan and Theodore Malett, Roscoe for right of way for Rockford Central Railroad Company.

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Bill of sale to Anthony Collins from C.I. Horsman, for carting loads of goods to the depot.

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

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

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

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

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Illinois Central Railroad depot in April 1976.

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Illinois Central Railroad marker in April 1976.

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

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

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The Water Street Railroad viaduct south of Walnut Street.

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Winnebago Street Viaduct under construction in August 1982.

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

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

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

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

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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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A colorized graphic of Illinois Central Railroad Park with bridge, trees, rock quarry/water revine, and platform in background.

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Four soldiers in uniform looking out train windows.

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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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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 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 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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A colorized graphic of Central and Northwestern Railroad Depot station with "Passenger Station" pedway, dirt road, power lines, and "American" factory in background.

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A black and white photo of Illinois Central Railroad Depot with view of tracks, park paths, and power lines.

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A colorized graphic of Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Rockford, Illinois with green train in station, park and standing water with reflection of train station.

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A colorized graphic of Illinois Central Railroad Depot with floral park and trees as well as the tracks, platform, and station building in background.

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A colorized graphic of Illinois Central Railroad Park with floral park and trees as well as tracks, platform, and station building in background.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with people standing around flipped railroad cars and metal bars surrounding the wreck. A man is standing inside the left-most overturned train car.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with men standing on flipped railroad cars, women and children standing in white clothing with umbrellas.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with train lying next to tracks and railroad car wooden boards visibly damaged, surrounded by people. Man in overalls pictured at bottom-right part of photo.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with upright train on tracks next to wrecked train, along with a crane and wooden boards for wreck removal.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with engine being lifted by crane, surrounded by people. Woman in bottom right is facing the camera.

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A black and white photo of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad wreck with train engine and crane lifting up pieces from wreck. People, particularly women in light-colored dresses, are pictured in foreground. Train engine is facing upright.

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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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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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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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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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Rockford and Interurban Railway Company car crossing a bridge.

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Photo of trolley after a fire.

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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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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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Rockford and Interurban Railway car number 717.

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

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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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Building tracks for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Building tracks for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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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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