Skyline Becomes More Distinct

Toward the end of the embankment portion of the right of way, our inbound train now affords a much clearer picture of much of the downtown skyline.  In the early 1960s the western end of the CTA Garfield Park line was raised from street level with grade crossings to run alongside the Chicago and Northwestern on the wide embankment in this area.  I have vague memories of the old route.  And general memories of that era with two-man crews and conductors collecting fares from passengers boarding at  the lesser stations.

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