Jerry Jackson posted four photos with the comment:
For about 6 months back in the late '80s. I used to drive from Addison to Belvedere for work 5 days a week. I caught this train on what must have been a slow day at work. These photos were shot with a 126 cartridge camera, so I got what I got. The first shot is looking west at a main street. Shot two is a short distance further east and I took the bridge shots from State street. The negatives had been damaged and I tried to make them viewable. The last shot just shows more of the freight car for the curious. I couldn't find that bridge over the Kishwaukee anywhere and I assume it's long gone.These photos are not in the order that Jerry posted them so that the bridge photos would be first. Note the captions for Jerry's order.
I wonder if this riveted lattice bridge in Carpentersville was done by the same C&NW engineer. I took another look at the photos at the end of my notes on a lattice bridge in Morris, IL and confirmed that it also has riveted joints.
Back in 1941, the yards were north of the river and the only thing to the west was farmland.
|1941 Aerial Photo from ILHAP, the yard|
|1941 Aerial Photo from ILHAP, an overview|