Railfanning Chicago Race Track...

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clive

New Member
It looks like i have a challenge on my hands here in regards to B&Bs and a chaperone...will have to decide whether i go to Chicago and risk being on my own or going to Folkston GA to railfan as i have friends there.
I wanted to recapture some of the scenes that the great Emery Gulash made in the sixties along this route...
 

UltraJoosh

Josh's Train Videos
I think it mostly depends on which areas in Chicago you go to in order to railfan the BNSF Racetrack. I think Downers Grove, an area in Chicago, will be a safe place to film. It's one of the nicer areas in Chicago, so you should be okay there. Then again, Folkston, GA is a good railfanning place, too.
 

clive

New Member
The Racetrack...

I think it mostly depends on which areas in Chicago you go to in order to railfan the BNSF Racetrack. I think Downers Grove, an area in Chicago, will be a safe place to film. It's one of the nicer areas in Chicago, so you should be okay there. Then again, Folkston, GA is a good railfanning place, too.
Thanks for your help but i was really looking at spending some serious trackside time in Chicago in particular the Racetrack for my production.
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
I lived in Naperville, the next stop east of Downers Grove, from 1987-91. It is a very nice town. East of the depot is a hill with a curve or two where you should be able to get some good shots.
 

clive

New Member
I lived in Naperville, the next stop east of Downers Grove, from 1987-91. It is a very nice town. East of the depot is a hill with a curve or two where you should be able to get some good shots.
Hi Bill, Thank you that sounds brilliant the late Emery Gulash took some footage from there in the sixties I'm trying to cover his footsteps in a brand new video production i am working on.....do you live in local to the area?
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Naperville is actually three stops west of Downers Grove Main Street. You must not have taken the train when you lived there.
Thanks for catching my mistake. I realized it after I had shut off the computer and was in bed for the night. I did ride the train into Chicago a few times when I lived there.

Clive: I no longer live in Chicagoland, having moved out to the Seattle area in 1991.
 

clive

New Member
Thanks for catching my mistake. I realized it after I had shut off the computer and was in bed for the night. I did ride the train into Chicago a few times when I lived there.

Clive: I no longer live in Chicagoland, having moved out to the Seattle area in 1991.
Thats OK no problem thanks for the info though.
 




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