illinois in history

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IC E9A 4036 with The City of Miami at Grand Crossing, Chicago on March 31, 1964 by Marty Bernard
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Grand Crossing is a neighborhood in Chicago. The photo was taken at 75th and the Skyway. The original Grand Crossing of railroads was eliminated with grade separations.

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Santa Fe Texas Chief and El Capitan in Chicago Dearborn Station in 1952 by seneferu

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Chicago: 28 DEC'70

While hanging around the end of the platforms for Dearborn Street Station, I witness Santa Fe eastbound #16 “Texas Chief”, arriving from Houston behind an F7, two F7b, F7, F7b, with 325 leading. It’s a typical hazy winter morning; as I recall it was also quite cold. The overpass in the background carries Roosevelt Road over the tracks into Dearborn. Farther west, the same overpass carried vehicular traffic over the leads into LaSalle Street, Grand Central (unused by now) and Union Stations. An electric bus makes its way across Roosevelt Road as well (one reason I scanned this shot!) and I don’t recall how much longer those ran, but it couldn’t have been for long. The overpass - practically a mile long from State to Canal Streets, provided me with far more “track” experience, in more ways than one, than New Trier West High School could have hoped to instill in gym class!