|Dennis DeBruler shared Mark Llanuza's photo
I also learned that the platform tracks at Grand Central Station were filled with freight cars in storage to maintain their tax status as a rail facility. (William Shapotkin) Bill also explained:
For years the C&WI (until circa 1990(?)) kept two reefers stored on a disconnected piece of track in its cut west of the ROCK tracks at 16th/Clark. This allowed the railroad to claim that the land was still being used for rail operations. There are other instances of railroads doing this to maintain their rail status -- even years after the railroad was not actually using a facility.
|Bob Lalich comment on above posting.
Here is a photo that I took in 1981 of the C&WI wood refrigerator cars.
They were there until the CTA Orange line was built.