This was another genset on the grounds, but it no longer operates
|1941 Aerail Photo from ILHAP|
|Mike O'Neal posted|
Park downtown Alton the train bridge is gone and a new Alton bridge is in place today the train bridge would open and close on the lock and Dan 26 to let the boats go through. The dam 26 is move down the river about a haft mile.
[This is just one of the construction photos from HAER IL-31]
|Dave Hall -> RAILROAD HISTORY BUFFS OF ILLINOIS|
To all the folks in Jersey and Madison counties,,check out this photo of Chautauqua from the bluffs facing east,,notice the river level before the lock and dam in Alton,Illinois
|By J Clear (talk) - I created this work entirely by myself., CC BY-SA 3.0, Link|
Lock and Dam No. 26R represent the present state of the art in river navigation control works. The basic components of the installation are comparable to those utilized in the 1930s. The most striking difference between the older installations and Lock and Dam No. 26R is the immense size of the new structures. The significance of the new installation is not limited to its size. Throughout the design and construction process, the Corps of Engineers and the various contractors have engaged in an extensive program of computer-assisted design, testing, and evaluation. These sophisticated studies represent perhaps the most significant difference between the older structures and Lock and Dam No. 26(R).The condition of those gates indicates designing with "engineer's gut feeling" is better than design by computer.
|Screenshot from 5/4/2017 video posted by KMOV|
|Robert G. Gunn Jr. posted|
Railroad bridge into Alton, Il.
|Edward Wayne Bridges posted|
CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS SHELBYVILLE ILLINOIS
|Steven Johnston commented on the above posting|
Big 4 bridge with the C&EI in the background. I remember in the late 80's kids used to go on it to drink and hang out. They said there was big gaps in it you could fall through. I went to the edge of it one time but looked too scary for me to try it. Wish I'd taken pics.
|Jacob Hortenstine posted with better resolution|
We, at the C&NW archives, really like this photo of the Turtle Creek bridge just south of the little community of Tiffany, Wisconsin on the line from Janesville to Harvard, Illinois. We are on the downstream side of the bridge (anti ice flow buttresses on the other side) so we are looking to the northeast and the locomotive is pulling its consist inbound toward Harvard. Writing on the back dates the C&NW company publicity photo to "about 1931." The bridge and the track are still in use.
|Flickr user OldOnliner from Bridge Hunter, CC BY-NC-ND|
|Jim Kobrinetz took this photo 30 years ago|
|Excerpt form 1915 Smoke Abatement Report, p. 328|
|Excerpt from Engineering Diagram|
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
How did all those Christmas present orders get to those small C&NW communities across the road's service area? Part of the answer is here at the C&NW's Wells Street transfer shed. Boxes, barrels and crates either came or went through here (see posting below). This is how things got done before FedEx and UPS. The building in the background is, of course, the newly opened Merchandise Mart.
[Looking East. The bridge and the mainline to Navy Pier are to the right of this photo.]
This is an interior photo of the C&NW freight transfer station at Wells Street where it connects to the Merchandise Mart. This photo dates from the mid 1930s. These guys were the FedEx and UPS of their day. The photo is held at the archives of the C&NW Historical Society.
This is a photo of the Wells Street Chicago freight transfer shed. This is how Christmas orders got shipped in the mid 1930s. Note the box car which will be either loaded or unloaded at the right of the photo. If it is being loaded, it will be sent out to the community were all the orders came from. This was the modern product shipping facility of it's day.
|Frank Pajak commented on the above posting|
Nelson Herrera also posted
The construction of Navy Pier in 1914
Cost 4.5 million dollars
James McKay That's $107M in 2016 dollars.
[Some comments indicate that it could not be built today for $107M.]
Matt McClure Streetcar in the center. C&NW line on the south side of the pier.
|Jeff Nichols posted|
May 1916 photo of men working on train tracks on Navy Pier (which, of course, was then known as Municipal Pier). Chicago History Museum, DN-0066200
|Glen Miller posted|
Municipal Pier in 1919.
Martin Trombetta Before the warehouse days smile emoticon
|Nelson Herrera posted|
Navy Pier 1931
[The "white line" is a plane flying by blowing smoke.]
Jeff Nichols posted
Navy Pier, c. 1933. University of Alabama.
|Jamie Moncrief commented on Jeff's posting|
The City of Holland was a Goodrich boat and regular visitor to the pier...but the stern doesn't look the same.. The Christopher Columbus as well, but her stack was pushed back more towards the stern...
|Mike Tuggle posted|
Navy Pier, circa 1947.
The University of Illinois had a branch here from October 1946 until February 1965 when the new University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (now University of Illinois at Chicago) opened.
Anton Wenzel posted , this is an enhanced version by Jerry Jackson
|Eddie Yung posted|
The good old "S" curve on LSD. Lake Shore Drive.
Ginny Teister Morton This definitive S-Curve photograph, was taken from the Prudential building in 1963 by the venerable Charles Cushman.
Bob Lalich The white buildings along Ogden Slip were known as North Pier Terminal.
[Note that some of the Illinois Central freight houses still exist and that there is still some heavy industry on the north side of the river.]
|Dennis Popiela posted|
Navy Pier • Late 60s
[The posting has some interesting comments.]
|Chicago & North Western Historical Society posted|
This is Chicago's "Navy Pier" when it really was a shipping pier. Note the tank cars along the big "boat". They got there courtesy of the C&NW which ran a line from Kinzie Street west of the north branch of the Chicago River all the way out to the pier. Isn't that a City of Chicago fire boat in the foreground?
Don Walsh Even though tank cars were smaller then, it's crazy to see how tiny they look next to the ship.
Makingsalembetter CHICAGO fire academy was located in a building at the eastern end of this pier... actually on the west end of this line of ships.... Logival for it to be moored here... I believe there were rails (two tracks - INSIDE the center of the building as well as on the outside edges that we see here.... The 'auditorium' is just out of the image on the right..... Nice pic.. Nice memory... thanks! ....
|Lou Gerard posted|
Chicago & North Western train going into Navy Pier in 1975.
|Chris West posted|
Chicagofest, 1981 - Navy Pier
[You can see tracks are still running along the side of the pier.]
|Tina Sifrer posted|