• Rock Island Chicago Yards

  • Discussion relating to The Chicago & North Western, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road), including mergers, acquisitions, and abandonments.
Discussion relating to The Chicago & North Western, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road), including mergers, acquisitions, and abandonments.

Moderator: Komachi

  by CPF363
 
Did the CRI&P ever own their own yard or yards in Chicago and if so what were the names?
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Blue Island was a fairly big operation. I believe it was called Burr Oak, but am not certain on that.
  by Tadman
 
I believe you are correct on that. Also, the Rock had the South Chicago branch which ended in a yard abutting the skyway and the NYC/PRR mains on the far southeast side. Not sure if BRC or Rock owned this yard, perhaps it was two yards side-by-side.

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