The elevated train (known as the el train). Routes are color coded
and can be fairly
simple, as long as you know where you're going and you aren't color blind. This (rusting) State Street station is the starting point for this extensive system that covers the city and forty suburbs.
I keep wondering when those great old rusty stairs are going to be replaced...for now, loads of character.ReplyDelete
It's been a long time since I've ridden the Chicago El. These steps certainly do not present an inviting entrance, tho. But, yes, it does have "character."ReplyDelete
I remember this well. I used to ride the Illinois Central into the city and walk from the Randolph Street station and hop on the El. I also have to admit that there were some springtime days when instead of taking the El to school, I went the other direction and spent the afternoon in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field!ReplyDelete
Those stairs look like they might crumble soon. I have read that maintenance on the El has been neglected for years and the bill is coming due soon. Along with downgraded service (as you noted awhile ago) you'll probably have to pay more for what service you do get 8-(ReplyDelete
i like this stepsReplyDelete
The picture has character and texture, probably like the old trains eh?ReplyDelete
Thank you R&R, Kate, Dan, Clueless, Bergson and Curly! I'm so pleased to have brought back some of the good old memories for you former Chicagoans.ReplyDelete
Dan, am glad to know about your "detours"! Of course one can't argue with baseball...
Clueless, Bergson and Curly, obviously repairing these things isn't high on the priority list for now--we'll just have to enjoy this character-infused feature for now...
(and let's hope the trains stay on time while we're at it...)
Are those steps safe?ReplyDelete
I wish I could say I agree but I swear I have the hardest time figuring out the el. Perhaps because I don't have to.lol nice pic.ReplyDelete
Web-oj, yes they are safe...they're just rusty...ReplyDelete
Neva, lol, I guess when the need arises, you'll figure it out...!
I took the El, of course! The subway is so convenient in your city. And the El has a charm of its own.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Eliane, and the next time you are in town I hope you will let me know...ReplyDelete