John Bjorklund, collection of Center for Railroad Photography and Art
A northbound Milwaukee Road freight crosses the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern diamond at Rondout in the north suburbs.
Trains is working with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art to present this gallery of Chicago area commuter train photographs. They come from the Center’s John F. Bjorklund Collection, which consists of 55,000 color slides of railroading throughout the U.S. and Canada from the 1960s into the 2000s. Bjorklund was most active during the 1970s and 1980s, and his images provide a glimpse into another era of Chicago area freight service.