Chicago, Il rail yard???

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  1. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    I was checking out Google earth today. Checking out Soldier Field in Chicago and I noticed rail yard off to the left.

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    Can anyone tell me anything about this yard?
  2. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    Opps
    ! I'll bet it's commuter trains.
  3. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    It's for the Metra electric line.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Railfanning by Satellite... Cool!! You finally found an important use for them sign1 sign1 sign1
  5. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    That yard is nothing spectacular. You should see the one under 294 around the town of Alsip, IL
  6. MilesWestern

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    I was so bored one day, I explores the ENTIRE santa cruz branch, then clicked and dragged all the way from 4th & townsend (San Francisco) to LAUPT (LA) It took about an hour but it was interesting, got to watch out for the tunnels!! :eek:
  7. kf4jqd

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    I have driven past that yard. It's mostly commuter traffic. Chicago's rail history is very rich. It's because of the railroads Chicago is large as it is today. I forgot how many railroads made Chicago their hub. It'll make an interesting model!

    Andy
  8. LoudMusic

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    I spend a LOT of time on the various satalite image sites. Tall buildings, theme parks, national monuments, large interstate intersections, and train yards are interesting to look at from above - way above.
  9. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    Yea the bailey yard via
    Satellite
    is amazing.
  10. MilesWestern

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