Over  63rd St.

The South Side "L" of once-upon-a-time must have been something to experience.  Service extended along five different branches, including the Stock Yards Branch, which had a loop of its own at its end, with multiple stations.  Three of those branches are now long gone, as the area and Chicago's economy many decades ago underwent significant changes.

The above photo shows the "L" structure built to accommodate four tracks.  This is on the shorter of the two remaining routes, the East 63rd-Cottage Grove Branch.  Many of the neighborhood properties along and the near the line have been demolished -- and somewhere out there there is the prospect of future renewal. 

Although much of the old "L" service south has been removed or truncated, there is also the newer and faster Red Line, extending much further south than the Green Line, along the Dan Ryan Expy. 

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