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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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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 bridge, trees, rock quarry/water revine, and platform 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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Four soldiers in uniform looking out train windows.

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

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

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

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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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The Harlem, Illinois train depot in the snow.

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

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

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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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A train wreck with locomotive number 430

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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