Northern Pacific [Burlington Northern]
Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station)
July 27, 1971
The Milwaukee Road's Western Avenue Station, located northwest of Union Station, would seem to be an unlikely place to find the combined Northern Pacific North Coast Limited/Great Northern Empire Builder, but the date is almost four months since the inception of Amtrak and the now-North Coast Hiawatha/Empire Builder has been rerouted over the Milwaukee Road to St. Paul and Minneapolis. So far at least the classic North Coast Limited domes are still in their classic colors, complete with the "Vista Dome North Coast Limited" banner on the lower panel.
This page posted 11/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.