As you probably know from reading this blog, my late husband, Ray, worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 41 years, starting in the summer during high school until retirement in 1984 at age 58. We moved a lot, but our original home was in Chillicothe, Illinois. I think this is a postcard - it is of the depot in Chillicothe. You can see the passengers waiting to board the train. Ray worked in the office in the engineering department which was in this old building and also spent a lot of time working "on the road". Long after we moved away, the depot was destroyed by fire.
Our first move was the consolidation of two divisions - the Illinois and Missouri - and the headquarters for that was in Ft. Madison, Iowa, so all the Chillicothe people and all the people from Marceline, Missouri, packed everything up and moved to Iowa. This is a postcard and it is the depot at Ft. M. We were actually only about two or three hours from Chillicothe, but it seemed like it was across the continent. Guess it was the much slower times back then. I really loved Ft. Madison and those were good years living there.