Bill Denton contributed today’s Photo of the Week featuring the Burlington at Chicago Union Station. 

Arriving passengers might see Chicago Union Station as a dark, dank and gloomy entrance to the city of Chicago but to Bill it was a magical place where beautiful trains arrived and departed to far away places. CB&Q E8 #9937B waits patiently after arriving while the adjacent track sees passengers boarding parlor-diner-observation “Silver Fountain” which has been pressed into Kansas City Zephyr service today.

Click the image below to bring up the full size version, it’s worth it!