Western Avenue Station

Street Address: 
18th St. and Western Ave.
Chicago, IL

Title: Section gang lifting rail
Creator: Lee, Russell, 1903-1986
Date: 1948-05

Photograph of six men lifting a section of rail onto a hand cart on which two other sections lie. Another man, only partly visible, is bending to the ground behind them. The Link-Belt Company building can be seen on the other side of the station behind the group of men. More images of the station are available here.

These images are part of the Newberry digital collection Daily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The CB&Q archives at the Newberry documents the nineteenth century operations of the Burlington and its component roads.

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