Posts tagged railroad

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

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

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

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

White Trains, (Chicago), 1956, Chicago. Robert Frank

White Trains, (Chicago), 1956, Chicago. Robert Frank

Trackside tenements (old Comiskey Park in the background), 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster.

Trackside tenements (old Comiskey Park in the background), 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster.

Only 39 hours and 45 minutes to Chicago from Oakland, California! 1936 

Only 39 hours and 45 minutes to Chicago from Oakland, California! 1936 

Looking north west at old St. Luke’s Hospital from E 16th Street, 1947, Chicago.

Looking north west at old St. Luke’s Hospital from E 16th Street, 1947, Chicago.

The Belt Railway Clearing Yard (just south of Midway near Bedford Park) 1941, Chicago.

The Belt Railway Clearing Yard (just south of Midway near Bedford Park) 1941, Chicago.

Waiting on a train in Grant Park at Jackson, 1896, Chicago.

Waiting on a train in Grant Park at Jackson, 1896, Chicago.

Looking northeast across the rail yards from Michigan and Randolph, 1902, Chicago

Looking northeast across the rail yards from Michigan and Randolph, 1902, Chicago

Elevating the Bridgeport Drawbridge, 1902, Chicago.
via Kansas Memory

Elevating the Bridgeport Drawbridge, 1902, Chicago.

via Kansas Memory

18th Street track elevation at Halsted, looking south, 1901, Chicago
via Kansas Memory

18th Street track elevation at Halsted, looking south, 1901, Chicago

via Kansas Memory

The Sheridan Park train station, which existed adjacent to the Wilson ‘L’ stop at Wilson and Broadway, served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, 1908, Chicago.

Chicago Public Library Archives

51st street stretches east beneath the Illinois Central RR tracks, past the Chicago Beach Hotel, toward the lake, 1894, Chicago.
Chicago History Museum Archives

51st street stretches east beneath the Illinois Central RR tracks, past the Chicago Beach Hotel, toward the lake, 1894, Chicago.

Chicago History Museum Archives

Train engine parade down State Street, 1947, Chicago

Train engine parade down State Street, 1947, Chicago

Building the elevated lines of the Chicago and Milwaukee Electric RR, connecting trains to the ‘L’ headed for the Loop, 1916, Evanston

Building the elevated lines of the Chicago and Milwaukee Electric RR, connecting trains to the ‘L’ headed for the Loop, 1916, Evanston

Dearborn Station, 1962, Chicago

Dearborn Station, 1962, Chicago