Re: [thegreatthirdrail] Digest Number 904[2 Attachments]
- I beg to differ. This was a temporary arrangement and there were more than one crossing. This was the arrangement during the expressway construction when the Garfield Park L structure was removed. This is why the CA&E suspended passenger service in Sept 1953 because the management thought operating this way was unsafe and they couldn't afford the liability insurance required by the City of Chicago at the time. And if you watch the CA&E video by Sunday River Productions all the former street grade crossings of the CA&E were operated by the CTA until the traackage was replaced by the expressway construction and the trackage was relocated to the median of the expressway after construction was completed.Tom KaufmanSeminole FL
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Thu Jul 4, 2013 11:18 pm (PDT) . Posted by:This kind of fits with the discussion on the Garfield Park line and the
detours for the building of the Congress Expressway.
From: Russ Davis
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2013 7:08 PM
Subject: CTA expertise needed!
Noted, and worthy traction and transit luminaries, need some help
Am having the great good fun of scanning slides from the collection of the
late Vic Uzoff. And, it's got some great unpublished material. More about
some of the rarities later
But for now, from the more commonplace CTA, two attached
Is the at-grade El crossing the only one? And, what line is it, and the name
of the street being crossed?
As I recall the mythology, the trains either have to be long enough so
there's 3rd rail contact at one end of the train, or if it's a short train
they run like hell and coast through
The other Q:, the name of the class of the 2-car green set. I can always
look it up, but I'm feeling lazy
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