|Subject:||Re: [CBQ] CB&Q/MILW Xing in Aurora, IL|
|From:||"STEVEN HOLDING sholding@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:43:30 -0700|
Many people have the ms-conception the Nature Trail was the old CA&D which ran East-West on Plum St and the old car barn was (might still be there) a part of the Barber-Green complex. The CA&D ran about straight west from there.
How many people remember or even knew about all the gravel pits? Yagen Pit was where a lot of the fill for the Chicago and Aurora Elevations came from. It was right about three miles East of Rt. 47 in Yorkville. Looking at Google Maps where Saw Wee Kee Park is today. When I lived on the south side of Aurora (two blocks north of the EJ&E) we would hear the J coming and run out front and watch it go by with the lit markers, later my kids and I rode bikes on the trail left when the park district took over the ROW. I hauled manure out of Maple Lanes and there were NO gravel pits out that way on 71 now huge lakes on Google Maps. Where Waubonsee CC is today use to be Gravel Pits which were served by the CA&D(interurban) CM&G and the Q had a wye and spur north to the same pits from Sugar Grove with train loads of gravel/dirt hauled to both the Aurora and Chicago Elevation projects. Before major projects were government jobs and not just dictated and then paid for by the private owners that owned the project areas.
When in scouts we use to hike the old ROW in what now is Bliss Woods the north end of which was the old scout camp. There were still piles of gravel around then. Many of the old gravel pits are now lakes with up-scale housing around them. The trail now runs thru what use to be the gun club shooting range. Tom's Uncle was our scout master and the district commissioner was an engineer.
Many of the lakes along the south side of Jerihco Road were on the old Burlington Farm land used to grow feed for the stock yard and dug out for the gravel and fill.
Steve in SC
On Friday, July 4, 2014 10:54 AM, "Scott Stearns scott_b_stearns@xxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks Leo! The mystery is solved!
Happy 4th to all!!
Scott & Nancy Stearns
Sent from my iPhone
Posted by: STEVEN HOLDING <sholding@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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