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Historical View from Clinton Tower

  • Posted by tom mann
  • on 08 December 2004
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Gary Morris' photo of a CNW SW1200 taken from the Clinton Tower. Great rare shot from June 1982!


Gary Morris captured CNW SW1200 #1213 in June of 1982 from his position on Clinton Tower. The view looks north at the just completed Chicago Tribune Freedom Center. Since the train is not on the Navy Pier Line track (the one to the left of the engine), the string of newsprint boxcars are being pushed into the Freedom Center, and not pulled to the Sun Times building farther out towards Michigan Avenue on the Navy Pier Line.

The street ahead is Grand Ave., and the spur on the left is lower level Blommer Chocolate spur.