Aurora Tower

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Burlington Route Historical Society

The mission of the Burlington Route Historical Society is to preserve and disseminate historical information about the collective Burlington railroads for the benefit of our members and to others by:

  • creating and promoting fellowship and education among persons interested in the CB&Q
  • locating, gathering, preserving, interpreting and distributing information, documents, publications and other tangible items relating to the CB&Q
Aurora Shops
On schedule for Burlington Bulletin No. 61, is "Aurora and its Shops 1900-1974." Images here are of the Aurora Tower by Duane Darnell and an aerial view of the CB&Q Shops, Hill Yard and the triple-track mainline to Chicago, taken by an unknown photographer.



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