Rock Island Chicago Yards

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Rock Island Chicago Yards

Post by CPF363 »

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

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

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Post by Tadman »

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.

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This thread here in the same forum has info on the "Rock's" yards in Chicago..... ... 1&t=150772" onclick=";return false;

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