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A Chicago cop is accused of framing 51 people for murder. Now, the fight for justice.
Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state’s attorney’s office, not the mayor’s office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice themselves.
By Melissa Segura

Next week a man convicted in one of Guevara’s most dubious cases will be in court for what could be his last chance at freedom. Will prosecutors continue fighting to keep Roberto Almodovar behind bars?

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(via Wild Mary in the City | One of those unique Western Maryland… | Flickr)

Caption: “One of those unique Western Maryland chopped nose GP9’s glides past us as it shoves its caboose through the connection track from the BRC to the B&OCT at 75th St tower in Chicago.  The crew has just delivered a transfer run to Clearing Yard and are now returning to Barr Yard, two engines and a caboose.”

Chicago

January 30, 1981

Photo by Bill Johnson

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The Empire State Express, engine 999, as seen (top) outside the train station at Watertown, New York in the 1950s, and (bottom) on display at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago in 2003.

“The Empire State Express was one of the named passenger trains and onetime flagship of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad (a predecessor of the later New York Central Railroad). On September 14, 1891 it covered the 436 miles (702 kilometers) between New York City and Buffalo in 7 hours and 6 minutes (including stops), averaging 61.4 miles-per-hour (98.8 km/h), with a top speed of 82 mph (132 km/h)” (from the wikipedia entry)

The Watertown train station has been demolished, replaced by a parking lot.  Top photo was an uncredited submission to a facebook page.  Bottom photo by Sean Lamb.

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Remember These at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry? by Marty Bernard
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Two scans from slides in Roger Puta’s Reject Box. CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr 9900 on July 7, 1962. This is America’s first diesel-powered streamliner. Next to it is the German U505 submarine. The Zephyr has been renovated has a display area in the parking garage. I went to Google Earth and Google Street View but can see neither the Greman U-Boat nor the Santa Fe Steam Engine.

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Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago, Illinois by cardboardamerica@gmail.com Jordan Smith
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America’s most heavily visited museum, with 3,000,000 guests annually. This popular tourist spot, located at 57th Street on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, is often called the “Do-It-Yourself Museum” because of the large number of audience participation features in its various exhibits.

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CB&Q 9900 7-20-82 by Leon Kay
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CB&Q 9900 “PIONEER ZEPHYR” (509 4/34) @Museum of Science & Industry Chicago IL 7-20-82

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(via Triple Header | 3 E’s lead 3 commuter cars on a power move. … | Flickr)

Caption: “3 E’s lead 3 commuter cars on a power move. If I remember correctly this happened quite a bit on Sunday afternoons.”

Chicago

June 1979

Photo by Bill Raia

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(via CWP&S caboose 207, Chicago, IL | The Chicago, West Pullman, … | Flickr)

Caption: “The Chicago, West Pullman, and Southern was a short industrial railroad that barely strayed from its home on Chicago’s East Side and South Deering. But it was sure neat to see. EMD switchers in a nice red and cream paint scheme, then blue and white paint, made up the roster, also including a sharp Bi-Cen switcher. I would say that this fresh caboose was done in the railroad’s ‘Blue Period’.”

Chicago

January 20, 1980

Photo by Bill Johnson

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Butterfly Lad 🐛 (at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

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