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Schiller Park yard

North end Lawrence Avenue

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"Coming Soon, Schiller Park Metra Station" sign stands alone, and lonely, less weathered perhaps, than it does today. The sign is along Ruby Street, a few blocks south of Lawrence Avenue.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central offices at 4851 Ruby Street in Schiller Park, viewed from the south side of Lawrence Avenue.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Viaduct taking Lawrence Avenue under the Schiller Park yard.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Lawrence Avenue pedistrian viaduct under the Schiller Park yard.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Lawrence Avenue pedistrian viaduct under the Schiller Park yard.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Bridge carrying the main line over of Lawrence Avenue. Photo is taken looking west while standing within the much wider bridge carrying the yard tracks.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central offices at 4851 Ruby Street in Schiller Park, viewed from the south side of Lawrence Avenue.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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The north end of the Schiller Park yard, looking southwest. Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive, still in Chicago & North Western colors, works the yard.

(WC 4501, Schiller Park yard (north end), WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, Rail Yards, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Lawrence Avenue viaduct (subway) passes under the Schiller Park yard, as viewed from the west. The Wisconsin Central office is just to the left on Ruby Street.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central offices at 4851 Ruby Street in Schiller Park. The yard is behind and to the right, across Lawrence Avenue.

(Schiller Park yard (north end), Rail Yards, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

The Schiller Park yard runs essentially north and south and is west of River Road and east of 25th Avenue. The bulk of the yard is north of Irving Park Road and south of Lincoln Avenue. This former SOO Line yard is now used by the Wisconsin Central. It handles a considerable number of containers, as well as a variety of mixed freight. A few Metra commuter trains pass the yard (on the North Central line) during weekday mornings and afternoons, as well as both slow and fast freights throughout the day.

On the northwest corner of Irving Park Road and the railroad viaduct (underpass, subway) is a small park that provides fairly good views of the yard and passing trains. Do use caution to stay clear of the tracks, as both fast and slow trains operate, and the limit of the park (and the yard) is not clearly indicated. Parking is available on side streets just off of Irving Park Road west of the tracks.

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