Posted by Marty Bernard on March 26, 2012 
That is, of course, the Merchandise Mart upper center. The location is about W. Hubbard St. and N. Jefferson Street. Google it. This is where the North and NW Lines split off and where the train seems to be headed. How did he get that angle?
Posted by Mitch Goldman on March 26, 2012 
Classic Americana - sorely missed scenes by even those who were not around to witness it. Note the second steamer to the left, too. Nice to see such fine examples contributed by CRPA here on RP.
Posted by on March 26, 2012 
There is actually a third steamer in this shot!!! Look just right of center above the passengar cars of the closest train. Nice one!!
Posted by GeoffLassahn on March 26, 2012 
Marty, the street location you mention is correct, but this where the West line splits from the combined NW/North lines. The latter two split at the Clybourn stop, perhaps a mile away.
Posted by Al Crossley on March 26, 2012 
How mundane, how ordinary...and yet how fabulous! No push mode here!
Posted by John Dziobko on March 26, 2012 
Very glad to see this photo. Please post more of these gems. Thanks.
Posted by Jon R. Roma on April 2, 2012 
This may well be a publicity photo; Mr. Abbey at one time was a C&NW employee. This was almost certainly taken from Bridge C, the signal bridge that had the eastbound signals on the Galena Division tracks for the Clinton Street interlocking plant that the train is passing through. Judging from its track, this is probably a train on what is now the Metra UP Northwest Line.
Posted by Center for Railroad Photography and Art on April 4, 2012 
Abbey was working as an associate editor for Trains Magazine at the time when he made this photograph and was likely on assignment. We'll be sharing more from his collection in the coming weeks, as well as selections from our other two recent, major acquisitions, the collections of John Bjorklund and Fred Springer.
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