Locomotives Leaving Chicago 1940's
Five freight trains of the Illinois Central are ready to leave their
Chicago terminal -known as the Railroad Center of the World -at dusk. The center train is the MS-1. This
pre-war era steam locomotive was the fastest train in the world, able to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, 527 miles away in 13
hours, 5 minutes. Other trains shown are destined for Omaha, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Birmingham.