Thursday, July 18, 2019

American Flyer Electric Trains were made in Chicago

(3D Satellite)

MWRD posted two photos with the comment: "Historical photos of the week: Two views of the American Flyer Electric Trains factory at 2229 S. Halsted Street in Chicago on January 5, 1937, during work on a southside portion of the Sanitary District’s (now MWRD) intercepting sewer system."

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Street View
I checked an old aerial photo to see if it had rail access. It didn't. But when I saw the slip I knew it was in CB&Q's 1860's industrial park.  CB&Q had freight houses on the other side of Halsted.

1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP
The neighboring buildings also still exist.
3D Satellite




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