|Bill Molony posted|
The Alton Railroad class P-13A 4-6-2 Pacific-type #5268 at Chicago in July, 1936.
Bob Lalich 18th St bridge and the Carson Pirie Scott warehouse in the background.
Dennis DeBruler I thought this was a cold storage building. I did not realize it was a retail warehouse. So the locomotive is westbound heading south and we see the south end of Pennsy's yard under the bridge.
Bob Lalich I am trying to determine when CPS&Co stopped using the building. By 1956, they were using a newer warehouse located at Clearing switched by BRC.
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Some times I catch part of it when I turn and take a photo of the train bridge because I have heard a horn sound. In this photo, the train is not yet visible. With the cheapness of digital photos, I take shots first, ask questions later.
Note that as UP leaves the bridge on the left, NS is entering it on the right. The Amtrak dispatcher evidently hold the freights so that when a window is made for freight traffic, multiple trains can use that window. Note the dispatcher still hasn't let that boat, which was waiting when I arrived, have a window.
And NS has a two boxcar train.
The boxcars would be coming from Continental Paper Grading Co.