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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 143 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 22, 2015 04:44PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 143 (International) - 07/22/15


This day in Railroad History

July 22, 1959
The Chicago Tunnel Company received ICC permission to abandon operation. The Chicago Tunnel Company had built and operated a narrow gauge railway freight tunnel network under the downtown of the city of Chicago. This was regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission as an interurban despite the fact that it operated entirely under central Chicago, did not carry passengers, and was entirely underground. The railroad operated 132 electric locomotives, typically 30 to 50 horsepower each, and had 2,042 merchandise cars, 350 excavating cars and 235 coal and ash cars. In 1914, the tunnel company handled 609,320 tons of freight, 275,218 of which were merchandise. The remainder was presumably coal, ash and excavation debris. From 1912 into the 1930s, the tunnel company was managed by Sherman Weld Tracy. It was never very profitable, but it avoided receivership, with most of the stock held by J. Ogden Armour, E. H. Harriman (also CEO of the Union Pacific Railroad) and their heirs.
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