|Paul Strubeck comment|
|Nikki Burgess posted|
A rainy dawn on Goose Island on Chicago's near north side finds a Wisconsin Central lumber flat patiently awaiting unloading on Cherry Avenue. The city skyline looms through the misty morning. Sadly, this trackage, one of the more out-of-the-way corners of the old Milwaukee Road, is out of service now.
|Blair Hooistra comment on above posting|
My Goose Island shot. Right about where you shot it. May 18, 2014.
[This is further north than I have ever seen a car parked because you can also see the spur that used to go into the lumber company.]
|Tommy Thompson posted|
Spotting Big Bay Lumber on Goose Island. April 2012
|Mike Mihaly Janusek shared|
This is one of my all-time favorite Milwaukee Road photos that I have. I had scoured Goose Island street trackage for some time previous to this shot. Then, years later, I was visiting the Goose Island Brewery in 2004 and I walked into the street nearby and this little freight consist was rolling down the street ! I could not believe the timing.... My father was with me and he took this shot of me while I was shooting the same way freight. !!! I had not even known that that the Milwaukee owned the Goose Island trackage... Such a pleasant surprise.... This was, of course, after the Soo take-over, but this unit was not re-painted except for the gaudy word, "Soo" painted on the side, if I remember correctly...
[Note, it is pulling cars of lumber.]