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 most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.