C&NW 1385 and train passing the Clinton Street Tower on the elevated tracks north of North Western Station. This appears to be a relatively recent photo by the buildings in the background. The residential building on the right with many windows was previously the North American Cold Storage building, which had no windows. C&NW 1385 ran on a number of excursions in the 1980s and 1990s.

Photo by Bill Raia

C&NW passenger trains passing the Clinton Street Tower on the elevated tracks north of North Western Station. This is a much older photo than in the previous posting. The Merchandise Mart is fully visible without being obscured by the buildings that were built later along the bank of the North Branch of the Chicago River. The building on the right was still the North American Cold Storage building with no windows. And the C&NW was still using steam locomotives for its commuter trains.

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THERE’S A WHOLE NEW WAY TO CAPTURE THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE — AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

In 2011, photographer Jeffrey Lewis Bennett was shooting a wedding for a couple named Patrick and Denise. While Bennett was taking a series of photos of the couple in rapid-fire succession, he and the groom were musing about their mutual love of GIFs and internet memes. Patrick suggested that Bennett stitch the photos from that moment together to create a GIF, so he did.

See more of these breath taking photos here.

A Fairbanks-Morse Santa Fe switcher moving an Amtrak train south of Chicago Union Station.

Date and Photographer unknown; the Sears Tower in the background was under construction from 1970 to 1973, and Amtrak began in May 1971, so this would be from 1971 to 1973.

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