Slice of Life: Historic High Speed Rail

The current plans to bring high speed passenger rail service to the Midwest aren’t bringing us anything news.  In fact, they’re just restoring something we once had, but let fall apart. This is a photograph taken in 1943 of the Midwest Hiawatha as it cruised past Bensenville near what we now call O’Hare Airport.  It was operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and Pacific Railroad.  It...

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