BL2s and Pullmans to the Stock Yards

A Rock Island stock train gets “lost” in Chicago

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In November 1956 I was a management trainee on the Rock Island Railroad in Rock Island, Ill. A special movement known as “the Fat Stock Special,” which originated in western Iowa, was coming at us, destined for the Union Stock Yards in Ch...

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.

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