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The Lakewood Branch
Photo by Mike Chmielewski; used by permission of "The Milwaukee Railroader"
The Lakewood Branch on Chicago's north side features a four-block stretch from Fullerton to Diversey with some of the last remaining STREET RAILROAD TRACKAGE in the city. This half-mile section of track, serving a single customer, is nearly all that remains from the extensive Chicago & Evanston Railroad (C&E) line that ran from downtown Chicago north to Evanston, including street running to Addison Street (I can still recall seeing boxcars on a spur next to Wrigley Field!).
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