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Rock Island Chicago Yards

Postby CPF363 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Did the CRI&P ever own their own yard or yards in Chicago and if so what were the names?
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Re: Rock Island Chicago Yards

Postby Rockingham Racer » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:27 am

Blue Island was a fairly big operation. I believe it was called Burr Oak, but am not certain on that.
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Re: Rock Island Chicago Yards

Postby Tadman » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:28 am

I believe you are correct on that. Also, the Rock had the South Chicago branch which ended in a yard abutting the skyway and the NYC/PRR mains on the far southeast side. Not sure if BRC or Rock owned this yard, perhaps it was two yards side-by-side.

Edit: check this out:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7547061@N02/8136356110/
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Re: Rock Island Chicago Yards

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:37 pm

This thread here in the same forum has info on the "Rock's" yards in Chicago.....

viewtopic.php?f=81&t=150772

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