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Steam Rising Beneath Washington Bridge was uploaded to Flickr

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January, 2014

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I took Steam Rising Beneath Washington Bridge on January 06, 2014 at 01:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 04, 2015 at 04:10PM

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September 4th, 2015 at 11:06 am

Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad was uploaded to Flickr

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Via Forgotten Chicago:
Much less well-known is the West Chicago Street Railroad’s (WCSR) former powerhouse, still standing in the West Loop at Washington Street and Jefferson Street. Equipment in this building drove two cables: one that pulled cable cars through the tunnel under the Chicago River along Washington Street and around the downtown and another shorter cable that pulled cars from Washington Street and Jefferson Street to Madison Street and DesPlaines Street.

This former WCSR powerhouse at Jefferson and Washington streets drove the cables that pulled West Side cable cars through the tunnel under the South Branch of the Chicago River and around two downtown loops. It is now the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134. The building was vacated in 1906, and for decades it housed the Chicago Surface Line’s Legal and Accident Investigation Department. Subsequently, it was modified—more substantially, perhaps unalterably, than the NCSR’s powerhouse on LaSalle Street. Several dormers were added at the roofline, the rear portion of the building was extended, and the smokestack was removed. Most significantly, a large stone wall covers much of the first floor. Today, the building serves as headquarters for Local 134 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which also hosts the monthly meeting of the 20th Century Railroad Club.


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I took Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad on January 16, 2013 at 01:10PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 18, 2013 at 04:39PM

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March 14th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Icy River – Washington Bridge was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago River

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I took Icy River – Washington Bridge on January 06, 2014 at 01:36PM

Chicago River

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January 26th, 2014 at 11:09 am