Thought for the day

"Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible." -- George Carlin

In 1942 and 1943, Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano spent time at Chicago's rail yard, documenting the busy freight hub and everyday lives of workers. The photographs were created on Kodachrome color transparency creating a vibrant and extra-color shot.

More lines of track radiate in more directions from Chicago than any other city in the United States. Chicago made its first rail connection in 1848, connecting the Windy City with the major mines of Gena, Illinois. Later lines connected the city with Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Paul.