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Near Union in McHenry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chicago Railways Company Date Stone

ca. 1908

 
 
Chicago Railways Company Date Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2010
1. Chicago Railways Company Date Stone Marker
Inscription.  
This date stone came from the Chicago Railways Company "West Shops" complex located in Chicago at Maple and Harding Ave. Streetcars were built there and the shops survive to this day serving the Chicago Transit Authority. This stone was part of a setting familiar to many of the streetcars saved at this museum.
 
Erected by Illinois Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 13.708′ N, 88° 31.64′ W. Marker is near Union, Illinois, in McHenry County. Marker is about 60 feet west of the west end of Barns 3 and 4, on the grounds of the Illinois Railway Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7000 Olson Road, Union IL 60180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Rails (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Standard Time (a few steps from this marker); Early Railroad Signals (a few steps from this marker); Simplex Type Automatic Coupler (within shouting distance of this marker); Couplers
Chicago Railways Company Date Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2010
2. Chicago Railways Company Date Stone
Looking NNW.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Brakes / Westinghouse Automatic Air Brakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago and North Western 9933 (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Harbor Belt 1181 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .
1. Street Railways. Encyclopedia of Chicago website entry (Submitted on December 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. "Chicago Railways Company" in Electric Railway Journal, 1912. Google Books website entry (Submitted on December 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Illinois Railway Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on August 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 7, 2022