Monday, August 21, 2006
Grand Trunk Western Railroad locomotives leaving Elsdon Yard. Chicago Illinois USA. October 1983.
I took this photograph in early October of 1983, on Chicago's southwest side. We are just south of West 51st Street near South Lawndale Avenue. Elsdon Yard was in it's final week of operation, and was in the process of being closed for good. A cut of engines and cabooses is heading south out of the former once active railroad yard. Upon Elsdon Yard's closing, all GTW Operations formerly handled at Elsdon, were officially moved to the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard, located at West 70th Street and South Central Avenue in the Village of Bedford Park Illinois .