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RHS: Chicago’s Railroad Empire

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, November 15, 7pm.

The Ridge Historical Society will present a talk by David Daruszka, a retired locomotive engineer and Vice President of the Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, on the history of Chicago’s railroads.

The railroads have played an important role in the growth of Chicago. They are, for better or worse,  an integral part of the city’s fabric. In 1848 the first train to operate in the cirt ran west pulled by the locomotive Pioneer, today on permanent display at the Chicago History Museum. This presentation is dedicated to the goal of a greater celebration in 2023, the 175th anniversary of the Pioneer’s first run.

This program is free and open to the public

Reservations reccomended: 773-881-1675 or email ridgehistory@hotmail.com


November 15, 2019
7:00 pm
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Ridge Historical Society
10621 South Seeley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643 United States
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