James Boudreaux commented on a Adam Pratts' posting:
From the So. Lumber St. (@ 18th St.) marking heading north is the 16th St. Diesel Shop...L/S, running repair with dark roof, R/S, adjoining is the backshop. Past the Chgo. River's So. Branch St. Charles Airline Bridge is the Commissary/Warehouse,farther north to its' left is the 14th St.Carshop. Train Inspection Bldg.is under Roosevelt Rd.I repeated his comment below so that it is easier to read while you look at the satellite image.
From the So. Lumber St. (@ 18th St.) marking heading north is the 16th St. Diesel Shop...L/S, running repair with dark roof, R/S, adjoining is the backshop. Past the Chgo. River's So. Branch St. Charles Airline Bridge is the Commissary/Warehouse,farther north to its' left is the 14th St.Carshop. Train Inspection Bldg.is under Roosevelt Rd.
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Mark Hinsdale shared four photos with the comment:
Some views of Amtrak's Chicago Maintenance Facility as seen from the 18th Street Bridge in late December, 1998. Some of those very same suspects (in different dress) can still be seen hanging out here in 2017...
I took quite a few pictures as we crossed the bridge, but many were skunked by something. It is on my todo list to park the car and walk across this bridge to take photos. But since this is probably the only time I'll catch those private cars on the left, I include this one.
One time when I went to a meeting of the Shortline Club in Union Station, I got off at the Halsted Stop and walked east along 16th Street to Canal, and then north to Jackson Blvd. My intended subject of this photo was part of the wye that Amtrak uses to turn the trains. Everybody, including myself, has photos of the tracks from 18th Street, but how often have you seen them from Canal Street?
But thanks to the magic of high-resolution DSLRs, I also got a view of the west side of the engine facility repair building.
Further north I caught the west side of the car repair building and its yard tower. The two sand towers and the jet engine to blow and melt snow is part of the BNSF commuter service facility.
I include this photo, not because it captured most of the inspection building, but because the red striped passenger car says FRISCO on the side. I assume that is another private car. And those buildings across the river have been built since Amtrak took over the passenger trains and most of the tracks south of the Loop have been torn up. Judging from the tower cranes, that skyline is going to continue to grow.
St. Charles Air Line Bridge is on the left.
|One of the photos posted by Coal & Steel Railroad Photography|
|Thomas Manz posted|
[Taken from the top of a tower of the South Branch Bridge.]
(Update: Amtrak wants to tear this power plant down.)
North of Roosevelt Road on the west side of the river, Union Station had its own steam power plant.
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|William A. Shbaffer posted|
Chicago Yard (1978)
(Photo by William A. Shaffer)
Jack Roberson You were level with the elevated steam pipes from the power plant. Maybe an air supply line also. Thanks for posting.
Dennis DeBruler The B&OCT Bridge was still down.
|Timothy Leppert commented on a post|
Union Station in Chicago had many sub-basements for systems. One Huge room had extremely old AC and DC switching for Electrical Power (see photo). But the coolest thing was 2 Mounted Steam engines (not Locomotives) that used steam from Edison's Power House (still standing) and turned DC generators for Depot Lights. PLUS, it powered a cooling system where cool air from the underground railroad (Blues Brothers) was pumped into the great hall for cooling. The City collected a fee for this.
|William A. Shaffer posted|
A Plethora of Equipment - Chicago Yard (November, 1978)
(Photo by William A. Shaffer)
[Note the housing projects in the background.]
Track Nightmare shows more photos of the complex track work that is between Roosevelt and Polk.
Waldolf Urinse shared seven of the more interesting photos that he added March 3, 2018. The Flickr Album of the Amtrak Yard to which he added those photos.
Tom Rutkowski posted 26 photos from inside the yard.
Bruce Blackadar posted a few 1974 photos north and south of Roosevelt Road. Taylor Street still existed and the B&OCT Bridge is down.