Along Marmion Way

Marmion Way through Highland Park sees only modest street activity on its very narrow, divided roadway; but Gold Line trains ply through here regularly, at greatly reduced speeds.  There are street crossings at almost every block. 

This stretch of light rail follows the former Santa Fe route that once accommodated such famous passenger trains as the Super Chief and El Capitan between Southern California and Chicago.  It is somewhat difficult to conceive of such traffic, and of long freights, traveling along the street median here -- once upon a time.  The last (very limited) passenger service, and remaining freight runs, ended in 1994.

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