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New Server, New Website
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  • 16 February 2013

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Our old website was based on an older technology, so we are transitioning to a new website platform and new server. Over the next few weeks, the look and feel will change and the website will occasionally be down for development.

Arthur Gerber Website
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  • 03 July 2008

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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Drop by Tom Burke's excellent site on famed Chicago transit architect Arthur Gerber.

MRHA's The Milwaukee Road in Chicago book now available
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  • 06 December 2007

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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The Milwaukee Road Historical Association is now selling a book covering the Milwaukee's operations in Chicago. ChicagoSwitching's Tom Burke is the lead author.

New Version
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  • 09 October 2007

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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Version 5 of the Chicago Switching site is now live. In this version, we've integrated our photos with Google Maps. Beneath the article title is a link to view all of the photos in the article on a map, and below each photo is a [map] link that plots the individual photo onto a map. The Interactive Map page now displays all of our photos organized by location.

C&E South Line Reopens
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  • 13 February 2007

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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The Chicago Terminal Railroad tonight, February 12, 2007, opened up the stretch of the C&E South Line from the cutoff at the Goose Island lead all the way down to where the tracks end near Halsted St.

The railroad's SW-8 by itself made its way down these tracks which had not seen a train since the late 1990s. The last time I recorded any action on this section was in 1998 when a boxcar was spotted at Midwest Zinc on Kingsbury two blocks south of North Avenue. Midwest Zinc is now a (...)

Peerless Ceases Operations
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  • 07 February 2007

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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As reported in our forum, Peerless will shut it's doors in April.

Like Chicago Railroad Ops?
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  • 07 February 2007

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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Check out the Shortlines of Chicago Historical Society, a group that is preserving historical information about industrial and shortline railroads in the Chicago metropolitan area. The organization publishes a quarterly ~tmann1_cs_com_newsletter.

Finkl Steel Moving
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  • 09 December 2006

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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As reported in Crain's Chicago Business, Finkl Steel has been sold and will shut down their plant at Cortland and the river where they have operated since 1902. This event will mark the end of operations on the Deerline Line.

Chicago Terminal Railroad
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  • 09 December 2006

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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A new shortline, the Chicago Terminal Railroad, is set to take over operations from CP Rail on the former Milwaukee Road lines later this month. Chicago Terminal Railroad is part of the Chicago-based Iowa Eastern holding company which operates other shortlines.

New Version
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  • 04 July 2006

  • Warning: is_GalleryNewsType (called from news.php line 48) is deprecated CombiNews is deprecated. See the Zenphoto 1.4.6 release notes. You can disable this error message by going to the deprecated-functions plugin options and un-checking is_GalleryNewsType in the list of functions.
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We are currently working on version 5 of ChicagoSwitching.com. Our targeted release date is summer 2007.

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