Note the container gantry in the left background.
|John DeWit Woodlock II posted|
CN 9414,9400,9413 @ Railport-Chicago,IL 00 AUG 88.
Richard W. Elleby Good Ole Railport. I miss CN Having that yard. Used to watch CN/ GTW #144 Blast across the Belt Railway Diamonds at Hayford Junction on Summer Afternoons back in the 80's and 90's. I sure miss those days.
Chuck Guzik Back in the day railport was wide open. Every track had lines of bad order nyc/prr/pc rail cars .... one day they were gone. Literally overnight. Gtw orange trucks everywhere then a work train came in to rebuild the trestle and place a switch up on the old passenger main. It was great to see the facilty vibrant again. Multiple switch jobs a day would run down from Elsdon. The crews would stop on the trestle and watch us at the baseball field. Great times!
Judging from the label and photos on Google Map, Marina Railport now owns the warehouse building north of 43rd and uses this yard to store containers. Note the faded "Rail Port" and "CN" signs at the entrance to the yard from 43rd Street.
|Chuck Guzik commented on John's posting|
One thing that was always very cool. Across 43rd st from Railport was an old stock yard cattle pen still in use during the mid to late 1970s. Large 86ft stock cars. Green sides.... would come in ... not sure who brought them in...... and when reloaded would be run either to 55th st intermodal or the pig facility in Englewood.
From the Conrail archives a Doug Davidson photo.
Chuck Roth posted two photos with the comment: "A couple shots I took of GTs Chicago terminus Railport in late 1993 from the CTA inaugural run of the Orange line."