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Saturday Morning Blommer Operations

  • Posted by tom mann
  • on 21 September 2003
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Take a look at Blommer Chocolate's operations on August 9, 2003.


The Blommer Chocolate Company is located on Kinzie, just south of the Metra Line. On occasion, commuters are treated to the smell of freshly baked chocolate. Here, we find several tank cars on CNW's former Navy Pier Line. According to Tom Burke, Blommer stores tank cars of corn syrup here.

This area is a stone throw's from Blommer and is well shaded. The Sears Tower peers out of some intense early morning cloud cover.



This switch is just south of North Avenue; the left route takes us to the tank cars in storage (and to the Carroll Ave. Bridge), the right takes us to Blommer.


More tank cars are awaiting deliverly just north of Blommer. The elevated tracks are the Metra line.

Here we are at Blommer. There's a lot of activity here for a Saturday Morning - both hoppers and trucks are being unloaded. The trackage here has just been upgraded last year.