Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

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Along with its famed architecture and world-class museums, the city of Chicago holds the distinction of being the center of the country's railroad industry.

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Description

In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital describes how the city’s railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.

Some highlights include:

  • Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.
  • Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.
  • The L: A look at the city’s rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra’s stunning photography.
  • Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago’s hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.
  • Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.
  • Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.
  • And more!
Whether you’re a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you’ll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital is now available in a convenient digital format so you can enjoy your favorite hobby on your PC, Mac, laptop, iPad, iPhone and select Android devices version 2.2 or higher. Powered by Zinio™, digital editions are available on PC; Macintosh; Android™; iPad®; iPhone®; and Windows.

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