Date: 8/11/1956 Road #: CTA n/a
Location: Chicago, IL more... Builder/Model:  Passenger more...  

A "B" train pulls into the Indiana Ave. station on the south side. The Chicago Junction right of way can be seen on the right, and the bridge across the Rock Island for the L's Stockyard branch can be seen in the distance.


By: Jon R. Roma on 9/26/2014
The Indiana Avenue station on CTA's south side main line was at Indiana near 40th Street. This shot would be facing compass west, railroad north at this location:

The Chicago Junction was a New York Central affiliate, whose principal reason for existence was to serve the Union Stock Yards, which was about two miles west of the location. Behind the photographer was the CJ's connection toward the Illinois Central main line.

The Indiana Ave. CTA station was an interesting place (sadly, gone long before my time), and served as a junction between the south side "L" main line and the Kenwood and Stock Yards branches. both branches were abandoned in 1957, a year after these photos were taken. More on the station can be found at

The interlocking at Indiana Ave. was removed from service (probably along with these wonderful semaphores) concurrent with the abandonment of branch line service. The tower was subsequently demolished; more on this interlocking can be found at

This is the first color image I've ever seen of this location.

By: Rich Gortowski on 12/15/2012
Note the "baseball today" sign. Just for fun I checked it out and the Cubs lost to the Cards on this day..of course!

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