I lived in the Veterans Housing Project just east of this line and just north of Foster between 1946 and 1954. We would stand at the end of the sidewalk below the embankment and name the cars as they went by.
I was there in August and the tracks are gone. In addition to the Skil Tool factory there was another factory that used graphite, I believe, for something on the south side of Foster.
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