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"Conspiracy is usually a better explanation and closer to the truth than incompetence and fraud in most human activity." -- Mark Twain

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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.