Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Northbound Grand Trunk Western freight train. Chicago Illinois USA. Febuary 1986.

I tookthis photo on an overcast Sunday afternoon way back in Febuary of 1986. We are looking west on West 80th Place toward South St. Louis Avenue in Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood. I was visiting two now deceased relatives that were living on this block back then. South St. Louis Avenue runs paralel to the GTW mainline on the east side of the tracks through here. I am glad that I had taken this photo, as the Grand trunk Western Railroad erected a tall fence along the mainline for safety and sound abatement reasons during the 1990's, and this once taken for granted view is no longer available.

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