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New author, Doug Kaniuk

Doug sent these photos in some time ago that show the Lakewood Branch and how it looked in 1988-1990.

New Photos from north of Belmont Ave.

Take a tour of the ROW north of Belmont Ave with Tom Burke. Photos are in the Lakewood Section.

Finkl Steel / Peerless

Check out these great photos by Tom Burke of a switch job from Finkl Steel to Peerless taken in September 2002!

Navy Pier Photos Added

New Photos of the Navy Pier area by Tom Burke are have been added to the 'Downtown' section.


Welcome to the new Lakewood Branch website, now called Chicago's North Side Switching Operations. We've recently updated the site with several articles and many new photographs. As always, if you have anything to contribute, let us hear from you.