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8 years ago
Chuck D
Daveg , did you go to De La Salle, and graduate in 1965 ?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
Chuck D
how do you post pictures on this site?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
Chuck D
that round house was Western Electric's old MJ Railroad round house. I have pictures of Western Electric mechanics working on the old steam engines in that building in the late1920's.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
Chuck D
As a kid, my parents would take us to the Peoples restaurant or Jucus Sisters restaurant after the movies. Both places had excellent Sauerkraut soup !
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
The 49th street tracks were operated by the Grand Trunk and Western RR. I lived near the corner of 49th and Wood street, and the side windows of the house had a clear view of the tracks. I remember waiting for the huge 4-8-4 steam engines with their elegant black,olive and gold passenger cars to pass the house.The women of the houses closest to the tracks would hear the whistle, and run out to get
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
Chuck D
That building was the Rod and Wire mill. I served a portion of my apprenticeship in that building, and my father polished the dies for the wire drawing machines there too.
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
I grew up on 48th and Wood st, near the corner of 49th. My family belonged to St. Joseph parish.
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
New York Central,and Rock Island trains came from La Salle st station and stopped at Englewood. Also the Pennsylvania Broadway limited would stop at Englewood and race with the New York Central 20th Century Limited into Indiana every day.It was a great station with a lot of traffic going through it !
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
The most famous North Shore train was the Electroliner. It has been restored like new and is at the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union Ill.
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
tonyfromchicago, I ran that paper stand across the street from the funeral home,and St Joseph's on Sundays in the early 1960's
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
Chuck D
daveg, there were mountains of coal at the 26st plant. this coal was loaded into hopper cars, and the cars were backed up on to a ramp in the rear of the powerhouse. the entire car was turned upside down,and the coal was dumped into the pulverizing machine. this machine would turn the coal into a graphite like dust,and was blown with air pressure through a nozzle and into the boiler combustion cha
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
Chuck D
I was a maintenance manager at the 26st plant. All of the metal that was used for telephone equipment, was produced at this plant. People don't realize how big the Hawthorne works really was. At their peak, around 44,000 people worked there.my father,and most of my uncles also woked there.Parking stickers to the cable plant parking lot were passed down from father to son.The complex consisted of t
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