There is a old abandoned spur line that runs along Bloomindale in Chicago that I understand they want to convert to a park.
In the 60's, I still remember seeing freight cars on it.
What railroad owned the line?
Where did it connect to a mainline?
I assume that it was built in a age where there were no interstate trucking, typically how much freight would be needed to justify the expense of a spur line?
I also remember seeing freigh cars in the 60s parked on the CNW tracks along the Kennedy. I have not seen any in years. Does the Union Pacific still operate any freight over these tracks?
Does anybody have a update on the park project?