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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.