A Grand Trunk Western Railroad business car parked at the soon to be closed GTW Elsdon Yard. Chicago Illinois. August 1983., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph one hot summer evening around sunset, way back in August of 1983.
This blue heavyweight business car from the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, was parked immediately south of adjacent West 51st Street near South St Louis Avenue.
The GTW Elsdon Yard was on borrowed time, and would close for good in October of 1983.
This business car, may have carried the GTW railroad officials to Chicago, to begin talks of closing the GTW Elsdon facility in the immediate upcoming months.
The sun was definitely setting on Elsdon Yard.