It’s Like The 606, Only With an Active Train Line Right Next to You
Oct06

It’s Like The 606, Only With an Active Train Line Right Next to You

The City of Chicago is chugging ahead with another rails-to-trails plan. This one involves two miles of the elevated CSX viaduct just north of West Roosevelt Road between South Kostner Avenue and South California Avenue. A section of the CSX embankment that may become The Altenheim Line rails-to-trails project. (Via Apple Maps) “But wait,” your Chicago mind map says, “That isn’t abandoned. I’ve seen...

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Gage Park Neighborhood Has a Blue Light Special on Freight Trains
Mar03

Gage Park Neighborhood Has a Blue Light Special on Freight Trains

With Kmart stores disappearing faster than hand sanitizer at Target, it’s not surprising that Stephanie Coleman is tired of Planned Development 614 camping out at 59th and Western, blue light extinguished, and not very special at all. 59th and Wstern in Gage Park, with the intermodal yard in the foreground (via Apple Maps) The 16th Ward Alderman is trying to get PD 614 deleted from the city’s zoning regulations, and...

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