Illinois Central [Illinois Central Gulf]
Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing)
August 19, 1981

Weeds are taking over the better part of famed 21st Street Crossing in this view from outbound Amtrak train no. 48, the Lake Shore Limited, here running on the former Pennsylvania railroad (by now part of Conrail). This view highlights the former Illinois Central Iowa Line, now part of Illinois Central Gulf. A signal bridge on the former Chicago & Western Indiana line to Dearborn Station (now long gone) is visible at center left.

This page posted 11/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.