In the roundhouse of a Chicago and North Western Railroad yard in December 1942
Photo: Jack Delano (Library of Congress)

The Atlantic has a very cool gallery of Jack Delano’s photos of Chicago’s railyards taken in the early 1940s:

Jack Delano’s Color Photos of Chicago’s Rail Yards in the 1940s

Very striking, especially coming from a time when color photography was still in its infancy. 

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