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Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

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Posted by rcdrye on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 1:46 PM

Chicago's Union Stock Yards were at one time owned by this small railroad, which later became a subsidiary of a large class I system after a bunch of reorganizations. The corporate history is complicated enough that I'll take either one of the names by which the line was generally known.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 1, 2024 7:33 AM

Union Stack Yards  and  Transit Company.    New York Central System

OR

Michigan Central,   New York Central System

Depends on how far back do you wish to go?

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, February 1, 2024 7:57 AM

Almost - looking for USY&T's railroad names... Ownership of the railroad survived into the Penn Central era.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, February 1, 2024 10:10 AM

Would that be the Chicago River & Indiana?

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, February 1, 2024 10:17 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

Would that be the Chicago River & Indiana?

 

Or the Chicago Junction.  Long after the NYC system got ownership of the CR&I it was still referred to as the "CJ" by both working railroaders and railfans.

The remains of the CJ are largely unused.  Metra recently filed an adverse abandonment petition for the track along 43rd st. that crosses the ex-Rock Island.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, February 2, 2024 2:45 AM

Looking forward to CSS's question.   Thanks

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 7:43 AM

How about it, CSS?

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 18, 2024 2:14 AM

Stilll waitng on CSS.

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