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Schiller Park yard

South end Irving Park Road

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Irving Park Road viaduct under the south leads into the Schiller Park yard, looking east.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), CP 5594, Rail Yards, CP, GM EMD SD40-2, CP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Irving Park Road viaduct under the south leads into the Schiller Park yard, looking west.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), CP 5594, Rail Yards, CP, GM EMD SD40-2, CP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Irving Park Road passenger viaduct under the south leads into the Schiller Park yard, looking west.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), CP 5594, Rail Yards, CP, GM EMD SD40-2, CP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Irving Park Road viaduct under the south leads into the Schiller Park yard, with CP 5594 seen behind the trees.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), CP 5594, Rail Yards, CP, GM EMD SD40-2, CP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 18 September 1998 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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The Irving Park Road viaduct passes under the south end of the Schiller Park yard, viewed from the west. The "SOO LINE" herald can be read clearly on the bridge. The small park to the left provides a view into the yard and of passing freight and occasional (fast) Metra commuter trains.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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A modern signal bungalow and an old shed share each other's company at the south end of the yard beside the mainline.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Signal bungalows, Rail Yards, Signals, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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An old wood electrical box, no longer in use.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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An old shed and a modern signal bungalow share each other's company at the south end of the yard.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Signal bungalows, Rail Yards, Signals, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking north into the Schiller Park yard from near Irving Park Road. The mainline tracks pass in the foreground.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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This device is used to load and unload containers.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     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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