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 impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.