The Burlington Route Historical Society in La Grange, Illinois is devoted to preserving the legacy of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The following gallery of Zephyr images is a sampling of the society's collection.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.