Railroads, Chicago-style

Plenty of Action at 21st Street by ihbconnection on Flickr.

Upper Caption: “Amtrak SDP40F #518 leads a train south from the city while a lite set of Illinois Central Gulf engines also works its way through the interlocking. 7/14/78—Tom Golden photo.”

Lower Caption: “A trio of E-units along with a F40PH traverse lite through 21st Street Interlocking in Chicago. 10/6/79—Tom Golden photo.

Also known as Desolation Row … or, “don’t you miss the 70s?”

B&O GP-30 at Bensenville 1978 , by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.
Caption: “It’s 1978 and one of the worst winters for many railroads but the Milwaukee Road was hit the hardest with no money to fix dead units. They leased many units from other railroads like B&O, CN, and Southern. We’re at Bensenville along York Road with this southbound waiting to get into Bensenville Yard with a GP30 leading this Milwaukee train.”

B&O GP-30 at Bensenville 1978 , by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

Caption: “It’s 1978 and one of the worst winters for many railroads but the Milwaukee Road was hit the hardest with no money to fix dead units. They leased many units from other railroads like B&O, CN, and Southern. We’re at Bensenville along York Road with this southbound waiting to get into Bensenville Yard with a GP30 leading this Milwaukee train.”

Two Classics Side-By-Side by ihbconnection on Flickr.
Caption: “A Rock Island E-unit and a Southern steamer are on display in downtown Chicago in June of 1974. Tom Golden photo.”

Two Classics Side-By-Side by ihbconnection on Flickr.

Caption: “A Rock Island E-unit and a Southern steamer are on display in downtown Chicago in June of 1974. Tom Golden photo.”

MEET! by High Speed Pacer on Flickr.
Caption: “C&NW #5508, a former NYC EMD GP40, meets a westward train with C&NW #6813, an EMD SD40-2, on top of the spindly Green Street overpass at Bensenville, Illinois, during the winter of 1993. To the left is the former Milwaukee Road Bensenville Yard; to the right is world famous Victory Auto Wreckers.”

MEET! by High Speed Pacer on Flickr.

Caption: “C&NW #5508, a former NYC EMD GP40, meets a westward train with C&NW #6813, an EMD SD40-2, on top of the spindly Green Street overpass at Bensenville, Illinois, during the winter of 1993. To the left is the former Milwaukee Road Bensenville Yard; to the right is world famous Victory Auto Wreckers.”

Caption: “Chicago & North Western Railway F7 401 in Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.”

Caption: “Chicago & North Western Railway F7 401 in Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.”

C&NW - Lake Street by d.w.davidson on Flickr.
Caption: “From the cab of an E8 on the point of C&NW Suburban Train No. 631, we see afternoon rush hour action at Lake Street Interlocking, in October 1979.”

C&NW - Lake Street by d.w.davidson on Flickr.

Caption: “From the cab of an E8 on the point of C&NW Suburban Train No. 631, we see afternoon rush hour action at Lake Street Interlocking, in October 1979.”

marmarinou:

Faded Chicago & North Western herald on railroad bridge over Desplaines Street in Chicago. The bridge was built in 1931; the Chicago & North Western was absorbed into the Union Pacific Railroad in 1995.

The C&NW is one of the many railroad “Fallen Flags” the traces of which remain visible in many spots around Chicago.

April 2, 2013

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984 and replaced by Ogilvie Transportation Center).
Chicago
October 24, 1966
Kodachrome photo by Chuck Zeiler

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984 and replaced by Ogilvie Transportation Center).

Chicago

October 24, 1966

Kodachrome photo by Chuck Zeiler

Caption: “Milwaukee Road F40C 49 backing into Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.”

Caption: “Milwaukee Road F40C 49 backing into Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.”