We’ve already received some great responses for the first batch, and we thank you for them. We’ll publish those once the contest has ended.
Tell us where these pictures were taken, if you can. In some cases it may not be possible to determine an exact location.
But besides that, give us some other interesting information about what you see. As usual, by clicking on each photo with your mouse, you can bring up a larger version in your browser.
Please refer to each image using the number provided in the caption. The contest deadline is midnight Chicago time on July 22nd.
You can send us your submissions as comments to this post, or by e-mail to:
The contest winner will be the one who gives us the best overall submission. The prize will be a copy of our Railroad Record Club #35 and 36 compact disc, which includes vintage audio from both the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin and the CTA Garfield Park “L”. You will find this and much more in our Online Store.
-Ye Olde Editor
PS- I’ve known railfan historian and author Bill Shapotkin for many years and consider him a good friend. Today is his first day of retirement from his regular job. We wish him well in this new phase of life, and are sure he will keep very busy indeed. I hope you will join us in congratulating him.
Bill tells us that by some coincidence, one of the photos in our last post shows the house he grew up in. That’s what my Dad used to call “Kismet.”