Monday, May 30, 2011

The final Grand Trunk Western Railroad yard office building at Elsdon Yard. ( Closed.) Chicago Illinois USA. December 1983.

I took this photo, way back in December of 1983.

This little building along the north side of West 51st Street between South St. louis and South Lawndale Avenues, would be the final building used as a small yard office at the recently closed Grand Trunk Western Railroad Elsdon Yard.

Elsdon Yard was closed in October of 1983, but a small segment of it would remain in operation as a makeshift locomotive terminal and crew change headquarters, until September of 1986.

At last report, I have been informed that this building is still standing here with Canadian National markings replacing the GT ones formerly used. The building is also rumored to be boarded up and tagged with grafitti.

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