tb_mrha_CandENorthLine_09_1980_08

tb_mrha_CandENorthLine_09_1980_08

We are looking south down Lakewood Avenue with Barry Street just ahead. Note the conditions of the tracks. The street signs are still in the old black lettering on a yellow background which used to be common around Chicago. Another rare scene-the AMC Matador sedan in the foreground. In the distant background was another spur that curved off to the left and served George Street Packing. At one time the Milwaukee Road had two pairs of tracks on Lakewood, one of the longest stretches of street trackage in the city. These tracks remained in the street from Belmont south to Diversey for a number of years after operations were cut back to Diversey in 1984.