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.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.