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#1 GregL

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

I've always heard people watch trains
from Roosevelt Road.
Is it a safe area? How do you get there from Union Station?
Thanks ahead of time!
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:01 AM

Hi GregL.

 

I can tell you that when I was not traveling for Amtrak I was sentenced to be one of the trolls working under the Roosevelt Road Bridge.  It is one and one-quarter miles south of Union station on Canal street. The bridge goes east from Canal and Roosevelt. ( some real old Chicagoans and some that are anti-Democrat will call it 12th street, its former name)  It is a safe area as it is the new Post Office and an increasingly commercial area, you'll walk right past Whole Paycheck Foods and find a Walgreens on the corner. The corner also has one of the oldest greasy spoons in the city, I would give it about 1/10th of a star and that is just because it never closes. Enjoy your visit.

 

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 04:35 PM

OT, thanks for the reply. I was in Chicago yesterday, went I got some free time, it started raining.

I plan on making that trip again, probably next summer. I will follow your advice.

Our daughter and family live in Des Moines
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Posted 12 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

Yeah, it's safe. I've been there. Really great for taking pictures.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 05:53 AM

In the days when passenger trains went to multiple stations in Chicago, the Roosevelt Road bridge was great for seeing the various brightly colored passenger locos and cars from a number of Railroads.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:15 AM

Roosevelt. ( some real old Chicagoans and some that are anti-Democrat will call it 12th street, its former name)  


But, it was named after Teddy, before FDR was even elected.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:39 PM

 

Roosevelt. ( some real old Chicagoans and some that are anti-Democrat will call it 12th street, its former name)  


But, it was named after Teddy, before FDR was even elected.

 

And who was a Republican...


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