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.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.