@Seth Thomas posted:
I’m particularly taken by the story of the race happening on each scheduled run.
No internet available the last two days thanks to Suddenlink! Otherwise I would enjoy investigating the race near Chicago. As well as the artist, West.
The two trains left their respective stations, on opposite sides of town at the same time 12:40pm. The two lines converged on the south side at Englewood where they both had scheduled stops. After the brief stop The Broadway Limited, having arrived first, usually left Englewood first having a slight head start, and it was the Century that would have to catch up and pass The Broadway during the race. From what I've read, the passengers and the crew were very much into the race. For the 10 minutes that it took to cover the 6 miles, almost all on the two trains were glued to the windows.