Chicago, Rockford Northern Railroad

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Title

Chicago, Rockford Northern Railroad

Description

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 charter for the Chicago, Rockford Northern Railroad was secured in November 1874 with Robert Tinker as general manager. A bridge over the Rock River was completed in July 1875 and trains were using it a few days later.

Date

circa 1875

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

90.44.2b

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

5.75" x 8.50"

Citation

“Chicago, Rockford Northern Railroad,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3836.

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