First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad
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Photograph, b/w This engine was modified in 1937 to give crews an added measure of grade-crossing safety. The charter of the Chicago and Alton railroad was granted February 27, 1847. Linking Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City this railroad connected the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River and thus played a vital role in the economic development of the Midwest. American Dream; American Communities in History; Depression Photo Essay; Transportation--A Student's Historical Explanation 16 History; 15 Economics; 17 Geography
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Chicago and Alton Railroad
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