This is a "Rare" photograph I had taken in April of 1983. This is the long gone Grand Trunk Western Railroad's Elsdon depot on west 51st Street on Chicago's southwest side. A crew member has stepped outside by the bench for some fresh night air, while the yard dispatcher goes about his business inside the depot.
The GTW Elsdon yard was a busy place when I had taken this photograph. In October of 1983, the GTW Railroad closed the Elsdon Yard and steam era roundhouse on Kedzie Ave for good.