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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Under the Red Line

Clybourn Avenue and Bissel Street. This portion of the Red Line began operating in 1943. Its diagonal cut through Clybourn Avenue reduced the trip from the north section of the city to the loop by eleven minutes. Wiki has a nice digestible page on the Red Line's fascinating history but if you really want major nuts and bolts, then you must go to Chicago "L".org.

4 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the French Connection except there isn't a road there.

    I like it. Thanks

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  2. Wayne beat me to it. Classic shot.

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  3. Wow! Really beautiful for something so industrial and urban as the El.

    I'm really groovin' on your black and white photos.

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  4. thanks for the comments, wayne, babooshka and dc. i really appreciate your visits...like the french connection connection :)

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