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.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.