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 remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.