Thanks for sharing. As to the heavy weight equipment to the right,it's in 'B' yard. Looks like suburban open platforms to these old eyes. That would be correct for the time period as 'B' yard was primarily dinky operations. 'A' yard,behind the signal bridge,was for through equipment and 'C' yard to the right of 'B' yard was used for head end cars,etc.
What strikes me is the haze in the air,as late as '49-'50. Good old king coal. I'm slowly tying the 1910-12 railroad massive response to Chicagos demand for the the railroads to electrify into a piece on the Q's Chicago freight houses and another on Western Ave operations. Huge amounts of railroad traffic data in that monstrous volume.
I'm looking for photos of both subjects from group members.
I'll take a wild guess as to the identity of the Pennsy train with the obs car - it could be the South Wind. Most of the Pennsy's "Blue Ribbon Fleet" trains to the east were afternoon departures from Chicago, but the South Wind left around 9:30 AM IIRC.
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