This section looks at the CTA lines which go south and southwest.  After this page the scenes are ordered beginning with some views along the South Side "L," which hosts the Green Line's two branches.  Next comes the Orange Line, which leaves the Loop along with the Green, and goes out to Midway Airport.  The section ends with sights along the Red Line, which comes out of Dearborn subway to run mainly in the median of the Dan Ryan Expy.

This scene is from an outbound Orange Line train.  We have just recently left the Green Line and South Side "L" structure.   The tracks branching left allow for access to and from the Red Line Dan Ryan service.  This connection has not been in regular passenger service since 1993.  An inbound train from Midway is just ahead, on the newest heavy rail construction on the CTA. 

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Cottage Grove "L" Structure Ends Over 63rd
Ashland/63rd Branch Embankment Waiting To Leave Midway
Freight at Midway Over an Alley Approaching Midway
Curves from Sears Tower Subway Connection Green and Orange Split
Near Pulaski "L" Above Alley Bumpers at Midway
Midway, Tracks Rising Dan Ryan Southbound Midway, Winter Sunset
Tree and Dan Ryan Comiskey Park Sox-35th
All Trains Switch Right Skyline and Junction New Alignment
Differences on the "L" Roosevelt on the "L" South Off Wabash
Old and New Segments Red Line Portal Sun at Roosevelt
No Railings Red Line Emerges Two Trains Below
The Boulevards Western, Station Above Wider View, Midway Yard