(Update: GM&O also had a freight house near the loop.)
William A. Shaffer posted
GM&O E7As #102 & #102A at Chicago, IL (2.23.63)
(Photographer Unknown - Collection of William A. Shaffer)
Chris Hudson Southwest side..near old GM&O freight house 37th & California..
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
Albany is on the left, and California is on the right.
36th Place is on the top, and 38th Street is on the bottom.
According to Historic Aerials, by 1952 the tracks north of the mainline had been removed and a large building was built on the east side. The turntable had been removed and the 1952 view is consistent with a comment in the posting that the lower-right part of the yard had become a lumber yard. The, I assume, ice house in the 1938 photo had been replaced by a long building that had tracks on the north side and trailer parking on the south side. So that would have been the freight house. William's photo must have been taken before 1952 when there were still tracks on the south side of the freight house.
The east side of the freight house still stands:
|Birds Eye View|
|Bill Molony posted|
The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio's Alton Limited, backing into Chicago Union Station - circa 1950.
Dennis DeBruler Would this have been shoved back all the way from Glenn Yard? That is CB&Q passenger service on the right. And Pennsy was on the left out of frame. But I never figured out where GM&O serviced their passenger equipment.
Brandon McShane The Alton coach yard was at Brighton Park (where Amtrak built the Turbo maintenance facility), so it probably came from there.
|One of several turbo train photos posted by Robert Daly|
Brighton Park service facility, built on site of former Alton/GM&O coach yard, May 18 1975
|Bill Molony posted|
Amtrak RTG-1 and RTG-2 at the Brighton Park maintenance facility on May 27, 1974.
John Eagan A shop purpose built to support the Turbos...and boy did they need it! And now they are junk. https://www.flickr.com/.../photolist-4ZJ1F4-bfz1Q8-65ygts...
Bill Molony posted again
Marty Bernard sharedfive photos of turboliners.