German WWII submarine at the Museum of Science and Technology in Chicago, IL You come through a maze of narrow corridors then suddenly, almost unexectantly, out into this massive, below-grade gallery and this amazing sight. Love this place.
US Steel - South Works, Southern Chicago, IL. At one point, EJE ran trains along the Lakefront Line daily, between Gary Works and South Works. Some of those trains carried hot ingots and other special loads.
Edward "Butch" O'Hare, who was raised in Chicago, became an early war hero in 1942, when he single-handedly shot down five Japanese planes. O'Hare, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his feat, was killed in 1943. The city later renamed that out-of-the-way airport on the Northwest Side in his honor.
The last streetcar, Car 7213 rolls into the history books as the last Chicago streetcar. At one time the city had the largest street railroad system in the world.
A railway encircles thirty-five blocks of shops, offices, and hotels in Chicago, June // Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic This is such a cool shot - too bad the el trains don't look like that anymore!