Friday, November 25, 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.

The Grand Trunk Western Railroad had just recently closed their Elsdon Yard facility in October of 1983, and soon demolished the old two story Elsdon station and several other structures.

After the Elsdon station was demolished in November of 1983, the GTW resumed what little bit of leftover railroad business at the Elsdon site, in this little makeshift yard office building just immediately north of West 51st Street, just east of South Lawndale Avenue in Chicago.

This building was used as a temporary crew change terminal, until September of 1986.

I passed through here recently. This little building is still standing, but it now has Canadian National markings, is boarded up and has been grafitti tagged by local low class urban riff raff.

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