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CNW Terminal 1 by Felinefeeder on Flickr.
Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984) Chicago 1981 Photo by Bob Baker

CNW Terminal 1 by Felinefeeder on Flickr.

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984)

Chicago

1981

Photo by Bob Baker

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Proposal for development of the Outer Drive at Randolph, 1929, Chicago.
Note the north side of Randolph - this was a proposed rail terminal.

calumet412:

Proposal for development of the Outer Drive at Randolph, 1929, Chicago.

Note the north side of Randolph - this was a proposed rail terminal.

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984)
Chicago
1912
Library of Congress

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984)

Chicago

1912

Library of Congress

19670908 01 C&NW Terminal by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.
Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984)
Chicago
September 8, 1967

19670908 01 C&NW Terminal by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.

Chicago and North Western Terminal (built 1911; demolished 1984)

Chicago

September 8, 1967

Caption: “Two Chicago Aurora & Elgin trains crossing the Chicago River, just west of the Wells Street terminal at evening rush hour. The full train in the foreground is westbound, the empty one behind it is eastbound. View is from Jackson Street (probably on the bridge), looking southeast. The two tallest buildings are clothing factories; signs of a time before manufacturing had begun its exodus from downtown.” 
“Photo is dated July 7, 1950. Three years later the railroad was forced to cease operations east of Des Plaines Avenue due to construction of the Congress Street (later Eisenhower) Expressway, and in 1957 it shut down altogether.”
Chicago

July 7, 1950

Photo by Richard A. Horn

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Caption: “Two Chicago Aurora & Elgin trains crossing the Chicago River, just west of the Wells Street terminal at evening rush hour. The full train in the foreground is westbound, the empty one behind it is eastbound. View is from Jackson Street (probably on the bridge), looking southeast. The two tallest buildings are clothing factories; signs of a time before manufacturing had begun its exodus from downtown.”

Photo is dated July 7, 1950. Three years later the railroad was forced to cease operations east of Des Plaines Avenue due to construction of the Congress Street (later Eisenhower) Expressway, and in 1957 it shut down altogether.”

Chicago

July 7, 1950

Photo by Richard A. Horn

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Here are some of the retired St. Louis Car highliners, parked on a siding on the Metra Milwaukee District North line (Fox Lake subdivision) between Rondout and Libertyville.

November 10, 2013

Rondout, Illinois

Note: Just yesterday, Sunday April 13, 2014, another set of the old highliners was moved to a siding in Deerfield. Here are some photos of that train movement taken in Morton Grove:

https://flic.kr/p/n52X8K

https://flic.kr/p/n53GDK

Railway Age/St Louis Car Promo for IC Highliners, April 1971 by Lever_Frame on Flickr.In 1971 these “highliner” electric rail cars built by St. Louis Car were introduced to the Illinois Central electric line. The highliners operated for over four decades during which the line became known as the Metra Electric District and the cars were painted into Metra colors. But starting in 2012 new cars from Nippon Sharyo have arrived to replace the St. Louis cars.

Railway Age/St Louis Car Promo for IC Highliners, April 1971 by Lever_Frame on Flickr.

In 1971 these “highliner” electric rail cars built by St. Louis Car were introduced to the Illinois Central electric line. The highliners operated for over four decades during which the line became known as the Metra Electric District and the cars were painted into Metra colors. But starting in 2012 new cars from Nippon Sharyo have arrived to replace the St. Louis cars.

Forgotten Turbo by Lever_Frame on Flickr.August 2013

Forgotten Turbo by Lever_Frame on Flickr.

August 2013

Amtrak Chicago Union Station by wales23us on Flickr.January 1981 - note the Turboliner on the right

Amtrak Chicago Union Station by wales23us on Flickr.

January 1981 - note the Turboliner on the right

A shot of an Amtrak turbo taken from above from the 21st Street bridge in Chicago. September 1975. by rrradioman on Flickr.