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Reply to "The Race Of The Century"

I always, mistakenly, thought the Robert West painting "Steel, Steam and Thunder," depicted the Race of the Century. On close examination of my print, it is noted under the title "approaching Englewood Illinois..."

While I've never heard mention of any such race on the Westbound trains, theoretically it is possible that they both arrived at the "drag strip" at the same time, as both were due to arrive at Englewood between 7:43am and 7:46am. That being said the Robert West rendition is an accurate portrayal of a possible Broadway and Century meeting early in the morning heading north toward Englewood.

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