Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Elsdon Yard. ( Gone.) Chicago Illinois USA. October 1983.

One of My favorite southwest side Chicago railfan hang outs I remember going back to My high school days, was the long gone Grand Trunk Western Railroad,Elsdon Yard.

Time was running out for the GTW Elsdon Yard on West 51st Street during the early 1980's, and would close for good in October of 1983.

This photo was taken in October of 1983, during the final week of operation prior to abandonement by the GTW management.

A GTW EMD roadswitcher and caboose leading a train of empty flatcars, are waiting for clearance to depart Elsdon Yard, just north of West 51st Street.

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