On verso: 'Illinois Central depot is located at the south end of Grant Park, near the junction of Michigan Avenue and 12th Street. It is a scene of great activity, and hundreds of trains (suburban and inter-state) pass through its train sheds every day.'
On verso: 'This is the $20,000,000.00 Terminal of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. It is situated on Madison Street on the West Side of the river. At present it is Chicago's largest and finest railroad depot.'
On verso: 'The Illinois Central Depot is located at Michigan Avenue and 12th Street, facing Grant Park. It is one of the busiest stations in the city, being used by a number of the railroads entering the city.'
On verso: 'The Northwestern Depot is located on West Madison Street between Canal and Clinton Streets. The most modern terminal in the world, possessing all the accommodations of a modern hotel with the exception of sleeping arrangements. It was open to the public on June 6, 1911. Total cost including site, approaches and track elevations was over $24,000,000.'
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad; Erie Railroad; Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad; Grand Trunk Railroad; Wabash Railroad; Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad; Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
Text on front: Covers ten acres; cost over $20,000,000. Capacity of handling a quarter of a million patrons daily. Located between Canal and Clinton Streets, fronting on Madison and extending over Washington and Randolph to Lake Street. One of the finest monuments ever erected to the commercial life and spirit of the west.'