I walked over to a landscaped hill north the of the fieldhouse and took these three pictures to provide context.
That is my van parked by the barricade.
The IC tracks are in the foreground.
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP
While walking back from the grassy area, I discovered that there is still a tie-plate stuck in the parking area.
I went back to the grassy area north of the field house to get another picture of the St. Charles Air Line (closed position) and B&OCT (open position) bridges because this is a view I have never seen before. The tracks in the foreground are for the IC. The walkway on the other side of the tracks is part of the Ping Tom Memorial Park. This confirms they have filled the C&WI track area as well as the Santa Fe tracks along the IC embankment.
initial posting. After I moved further around the tree, I took another shot because it was a long commuter even though it was a Saturday.
|Close up of the diamonds with IC and the remaining connector.
I commented on a posting: "I found it fascinating that they did not remove the bridges. They just filled in the track routes. I assume the first pair went over the Santa Fe tracks and the second pair went over the above C&WI route."
Bob Lalich Yes, the near set of bridges went over the ATSF coach yard leads and the far bridges went over the C&WI. Going way back, there was a track between the two bridges which belonged to the Alton/GM&O. It also passed over the ATSF on a bridge and connected to the SCAL and CRIP/NYC. That bridge was removed in the WWII.
I repeat the "looking North" photo because David's photo below made me realize that we are seeing the top of the embankment wall just beyond the fence.
|David Charles Lindberg posted
[Southwest Limited backing towards the former Sante Fe coach yard.]