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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Chicago and North Western: 1942

Chicago and North Western: 1942

General view of one of the Chicago and North Western railroad yards at Chicago. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

C & NW Railyard

That's the U.S. 12/20/45 overpass (Mannheim Road). To the left it heads south to Bellwood. North of this yard (check out how big it still is today on Google Maps satellite view!) is the Stone Park/Northlake area.

RR yd

I think it's Proviso YD and if you look in the background there's another overpass that Jack probally used in the previous picture, the large object on the flat car on the left shows up in the other photo as well

 
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