Anyone Know Where This Was Taken

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tbedwell

Member
When I was a teenager in the 50's I took lots of 35mm slides of trains. I have digitized those and I pretty well remember where each one was taken, even now 50 years later.

But, I came across a slide in some stuff I was cleaning out. It has my handwriting on it, but for the life of me I can't place where it was taken.

I'm thinking Chicago, but it isn't similar to most of my other Chicago views. And, it has St L written on the frame. Could it be St Louis? Looks like Great Northern set sitting out there, so that doesn't make sense, or does it?

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stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
I don't recognize it as being from St. Louis, but the quality isn't great, so I can't really tell. GN and Pennsy seem to only meet in Chicago, but did the Empire Builder use full GN equipment? I don't know enough about that train.
 

redlynx

Member
Assuming that that train set is GN, this would have to be Chicago. As I recall, CB&Q -- which brought both NP and GN trains into Chicago from St. Paul, shared the Lasalle Street Station with PRR. And yes, both the NP and GN trains wore full appropriate livery (often with "CB&Q in small font near the end of the car...) Not surprising, since NP and GN actually owned CB&Q jointly.
 

otlocal

New Member
That barely visible thing top right, looks like it might be the counter weighted lift span bridge over one of the canals in Chicago, that i've gone over a few times.
 

otlocal

New Member
I think you might be right about the girder bridge,but for my lift span theory you have to be on the other side of that bridge,looking behind the camera.(also the thing i'm talking about is more center frame).Either way i think where looking at Chicago(Maybe).
 

otlocal

New Member
I Googled ,it and it fits perfectly,it''s between 18th and Lumber St,if you look south of your girder bridge,the canal and the lift span bridge are rite there,my money is on Chicago.
 

tbedwell

Member
Assuming that that train set is GN, this would have to be Chicago. As I recall, CB&Q -- which brought both NP and GN trains into Chicago from St. Paul, shared the Lasalle Street Station with PRR. And yes, both the NP and GN trains wore full appropriate livery (often with "CB&Q in small font near the end of the car...) Not surprising, since NP and GN actually owned CB&Q jointly.
Thanks to all for the responses. I felt it was Chicago, too.

By the way, PRR and GN used Union Station, not La Salle Street.
 




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