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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:36pm »
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Over four decades ago, New York was not the only American city to boast of a "Grand Central Station".
 
Chicago, several decades ago, was able to boast likewise.
 
Let us, then, pay tribute to both the magnificent, long-gone station and its trains......
 
"SM"
 
http://www.southloophistory.org/buildings/grandcentral.htm


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:38pm »
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"B&O's Original Chicago Entry".........
 
http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/south-shore-bo-spur/


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #2 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:44pm »
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Drumhead of the "CAPITOL LIMITED" at Chicago, 1965.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-cap-ltd-r.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #3 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:49pm »
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New York-Chicago B&O schedule, 1911.
 
"NEW YORK" terminus was ( until 1958 ) the CRRNJ's waterfront terminal in Jersey City (note ferry connections from Liberty St. and W. 23rd St.)
 
Extensive equipment notes on this page......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-1911.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #4 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:54pm »
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See also.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-chd11.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #5 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 10:58pm »
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Most impressive lineup from 1967 (no further info available on this photo)......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1418gea.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:10pm »
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Outside of the engine type (4-6-2) and # (5007) the only other info given here is that photo of this train was taken at Chicago, at at unknown location......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-s6007o.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:13pm »
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Another unidentified "somewhere in Chicago" photo, taken in 1937......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-s5061bhn.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:21pm »
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The lofty, stately waiting room at Grand Central.....
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Central_Station_Chicago_Waiting_Room.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:25pm »
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Exterior view of Grand Central in 1963.
 
The "SINCLAIR" gas station sign on the left serves to further date this photo, taken nearly 50 years ago......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Central_Station_Chicago,_northeast_corner.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #10 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:35pm »
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Headhouse end of the trainshed, obviously photographed during a quiet moment.
 
The stunning "Industrial Age" design of the huge vaulted shed would have made for a magnificent landmark today, had the station itself been spared the wrecking ball.
 
The massive, grimy arched window fronting the concourse, for me, eerily echoes the moody, lofty, soot-encrusted windows above the train concourse of New York's long-gone Pennsylvania Station......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Central_Station_Chicago_Trainshed_Interior.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #11 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:45pm »
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Commuter trains out of Grand Central.....
 
In the early years of the station's operations, two roads operated suburban services.
 
The WISCONSIN CENTRAL ran trains between Grand Central and Altenheim.
 
The CHICAGO TERMINAL TRANSFER operated trains between Chicago and Chicago Heights, making several stops en route.
 
Both of these operations were gone before WW 1.........


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:52pm »
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Approaches to GCS.....
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Central_Station_approaches.svg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #13 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 12:05am »
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Well-done page on GCS, its trains and routings (quite interesting, to say the least!)
 
Note that after Grand Central closed in 1969, B&O trains continued to serve Chicago via Northwestern Station, until AMTRAK.....
 
http://web.me.com/willvdv/chirailfan/routegcs.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 12:23am »
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SOO NW2 switcher at Grand Central, 1957.
 
Note B&O head-end cars on adjacent track.....
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/soo/soo2108alr.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 12:33am »
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SOO train headed by FP-7 #2501, passing some B&O head-end cars, March, 1957......
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/soo/soo2501alr.jpg


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« Reply #16 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 12:44am »
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Another good page on trains serving Grand Central............
 
http://web.me.com/willvdv/chirailfan/rpassgcs.html


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« Reply #17 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 12:48am »
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Thorough work on B&O passenger trains/operations/equipment......
 
http://www.borail.net/Pass.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 1:00am »
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Chicago Rail Junctions (see HISTORICAL NOTES)................
 
http://dhke.com/CRJ/others-chiso.html


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Henry
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Re: Remembering the "other" Grand Central
 
« Reply #19 on: Mar 24th, 2012, 1:10am »
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I noticed you posted links to a number of photos from the Wikipedia B&O Grand Central Station article, but not the page itself. The Wikipedia Grand Central Station article is well worth a look.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Station_%28Chicago%29
 
Henry


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