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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
i was driving around in hegewisch the other day, and spotted a railroad line around 133rd street. The line runs north in between green bay st and mackinaw then curves then runs straight north to the "east side" neighborhood near the skyway. Does anybody know if this line is still used? I was fishing last summer at wolf lake and a small train came right through the area. I looked it up on
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
Thanks for the awesome info. That link proved very informative
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
anybody know the history of the railroad line near pulaski and granville. I believe those same tracks lead to pratt st in lincolnwood too but not sure when they were last used, or what company owns the line.
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
it can still be viewed on google street view. Southwest corner of 27th and lawndale. Its a shame its gone. I wanna go to that former gas station on ogden a block or so west of austin and try to offer cash to owner of the repair shop that still has that union 76 sign
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
I thought that pershing and california was a sunoco?? mabey a sinclair long before my time. Now its a muffler shop and they partially kept the sunoco red arrows and changed the inner logo. :( i remember martin on california and interstate 55 with a building above it that burned to the ground in 1997. It had a huge budweiser advertisement on it that faced eastbound 55 traffic. I saw a pictur
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
if it matters to the op, there is an antique store in braidwood illinois that is right beside interstate 55 at reed rd and it is a red building with a bunch of old gas station signs on the outside. Anyway they have 43rd and talman yellow signs. The people who owned it were from brighton park and were from shields and kelly hs. hopefully they have those signs still!
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
its been a super long time, but if my memory serves me right, was there a 76 gas station located at the northwest corner of 31st and kedzie. Someone has a photo of texaco at 27th and kedzie on flickr. Anybody have photo of 76?
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10 years ago
trainfan1970s
Just learned about this site and found some awesome stories. I was going through the old neighborhood 'brighton park' and was telling my son about the past. I remember when there was a texaco gas station by budweiser on 48th and California. I also remember that in the mid to late 90s, part of the old campbell soup building burned down behind the gas station which is now a speedway formerly a marti
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