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Milwaukee Road - Canal Street by d.w.davidson
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Caption: “In a view from the C&NW elevation, Milwaukee Road F40C No. 40 rolls a westbound suburban train past Lake Street Tower and across the Canal Street grade crossing, while a CTA Lake Street L train crosses the Chicago River, in July 1981.”

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This is your chance to own a piece of Chicago transit history.

A CTA station was shut down this spring after a 119-year run but a local nonprofit is working to keep you in the “Loop.”

The Rebuilding Exchange is auctioning historic slivers of the dismantled Madison Street and Wabash Avenue Station at a 7 p.m. Friday event dubbed the Madison and Wabash Bash, said Kelly Farley, the organization’s executive director.

View of a Chicago Transit Authority train on the Lake Street elevated line, Chicago, June 30, 1967. Hedrich-Blessing Collection.

Discover the history of Chicago’s rapid transit system.

Purchase a copy
E-mail rightsrepro@chicagohistory.org and give them this number: HB-30550

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