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In 1942, the Office of War Information issued photographer Jack Delano a new assignment: document “railroads and their place in American life.” During the next several months, Delano captured three thousand images, two-thirds of them in the nation’s rail hub—Chicago.

Explore the stories of Chicago railroaders with us.

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Union Station

Sundays, March 8 and 29, April 12, and May 31, 1:00 p.m.

Inspired by the exhibition Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography, this tour takes a closer look at one of America’s last great railway terminals. Explore the city’s rich transportation heritage while strolling through the historic Union Station and examining its monumental exterior. Find out why it was once called a “city within a city,” and discover the hidden stories and spaces that go unseen by thousands each day. Meet at Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. Tour duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $25, $20 members

Sunday, March 8
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Sunday, March 29
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Sunday, April 12
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Sunday, May 31
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