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.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.