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Todd and Denver Todd's Railfan Guide to
CHICAGO IL
The Towers

In General
Map
Near South Side
South
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In General

With Chicago being the railtown it is, and was, you can be sure it has more than it's fair share of towers to control all of those trains.  Even with all of the consolidation and mergers that have taken place over the years, a great majority of them are still around to put into your pictures.

 

Aerial shots were taken from www.bing.com/maps. The snap-shots from Bing are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! Contact info is here

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Near South Side


16th St Tower

GPS Coordinates: 41.860450, -87.630942

This tower is located at what is known as the 16th St Crossing.

Most of the action here is Metra running on the N/S Rock Island line to the right of the tower.  Those trains operate out of the LaSalle St station.

Entrance off of S. Clark Street.


South


Blue Island Tower

GPS Coordinates: 41.650204, -87.686548


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Floobydust


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