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 story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.