Thursday, February 15, 2007

Grand Trunk Western RR business car. Elsdon Yard. Chicago Illinois USA. May 1983.

This is a rare photo I had taken back in late May of 1983. This railroad officers business car was photographed on the east side of the GTW Elsdon Yard near south St.Louis Avenue along west 51st Street. Everything seemed normal to Me on this very lovely and warm late spring sunset. In October of 1983...The GTW Elsdon Yard on west 51st Street and the roundhouse / locomotive servicing facilitties at 49th Street and south Kedzie Avenue would be closed permanently.
This may have been the group of railroad brass that made that major economic decission visiting.

1 comment:

tlee169 said...

Business cars are truly wonderful to behold, platform or none.