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40th Street Shops: 1942

40th Street Shops: 1942

December 1942. "Working on the cylinder of a locomotive at the Chicago & North Western R.R. 40th Street shops, Chicago, Illinois." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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40th Street ain't what it used to be

Chicagoans will immediately think the shops were located at 4000 south on the grid. Nope, surprise! The 40th Street shops were 4000 west, at present day Pulaski. Here's a 1915 map and also the current Google aerial view.

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