|Scott Griffith posted|
Robey Street yard near 14th place and South Ruby Street
Damen Avenue used to be called Robey Street.
Per KTL53's comment:
The C&NW Railroad purchased B&OCT land back in 1983 (12 years prior to the C&NW/UPRR merger) to combine with the existing C&NW Wood St Yard facility. The Global One Terminal opened in 1984.
Update: Looks like they are building the lead to Robey engine facilities. Lincoln Street yard is on the right.
|Lou Gerard posted|
Soo Line 2-8-0 at B&O Roby St. engine terminal. From My collection.
Jon Roma Auto-correct failed here: the street was spelled "Robey", and was changed to Damen Ave. on 6/15/1927. Damen lies at 2000W.
Lincoln St is now Wolcott Avenue. Photo looks north.
|Henry Freeman posted|
[This is a valuation map] showing the west end of Robey Yard and Lincoln St. Coach Yard.
|Henry Freeman comment on the above posting.|
|Historic Chicago posted|
Aerial view of Chicago. (1958)
[We can see the Robey and Lincoln yards in the lower-right corner. Also the I-290/Eisenhower/congress Expressway exists, but the Dan Ryan didn't open until Dec 1961. We can clearly see the Prudential Building, the tallest in Chicago at this time.]
Scott Griffith posted
two photos with the comment "Was told these were inside Roby Street shops
Scott Griffith posted
two photos with the comment "Roby Street
|Henry Freeman shared|
Robey Yard can be seen in the background of this photo.
|1960 Photo by James B. Redmond, cropped, Cornell (source)|
[In the "source," Bob Lalich and Les Wuollett discuss a signalling detail that is beyond my understanding.]
Additional Cornell photos are available in this search result
|Evie N Bob Bruns posted|
B&OCT 2446 a class K-14 2-6-0 built by Lima on the turntable at Chicago on 7/6/1933
Robey Street Yard
|Bill Molony posted|
Baltimore & Ohio class V-4 4-6-4 Hudson-type #5360 with the Capital Limited at Roby Street in Chicago in July of 1937.
Not many photos at this location turn up. It was fairly inaccessible, except to RR employees.
Odd firebox, looks like a watertube boiler.
So the truss bridge in the background was for what has become part of today's Pink Line?
Robey Street is now Damen Avenue. This yard, along with B&OCT's Lincoln Yard, was bought by C&NW and became part of what is today's UP Global 1 Yard, https://www.google.com/.../@41.8620239,-87.../data=!3m1!1e3
|Larry Retzl posted|
Store room dept. truck parked Wood st.circa 1950
[Railroads owned some things other than locomotives.]
Actually, the C&NW Railroad purchased Robey St Yard from the B&OCT back in 1983 (12 years prior to the C&NW/UPRR merger) to combine with the existing C&NW Wood St Yard facility. The Global One Terminal opened in 1984.ReplyDelete