Blowing out of Chicago
The International departs Chicago for Toronto in September of 89.
Stranger in a Foreign Land
VIA 6900, LRC, eastbound “International Limited” at 21st Street in Chicago, IL.
This 1915 vertical lift bridge (PRR) was built by Waddell and Harrington. The tower is 195 feet in height. The brick structure on the right is the bridge tender building.
December 9, 1982
Chicago–Port Huron, Mich., International, at Dearborn Station, Chicago, just before departing on its last run, April 30, 1971.
GTW 4933 10-70 by Leon Kay
GTW GP-9 4933 (24972 11-58) leads MAPLE LEAF out of Dearborn Station Chicago IL 10-70
GTW 4909 Dearborn Station, Chicago by James Lewnard
GTW GP9 4909 leads train #158, The Maple Leaf, as it begins its run to Toronto. The consist includes coaches and a club cafe car. EMD GP9s were the standard power, although on occasion a set of CN FP9s might run through to Chicago from Canada. Dearborn Station, Chicago, Ill., November 29, 1969.
Photo by Jim Lewnard.
GTW 4907 8-69 by Leon Kay
GTW GP-9 4907 (22855 1/57) leads MAPLE LEAF out of Dearborn st Station Chicago IL 8/69
GTW’s International at Dearborn Station
In July 1968, Grand Trunk Western’s International for Toronto prepares to depart Chicago’s Dearborn Station. Two Canadian National sleepers are ahead of B&O’s Mahoning, a 14-roomette/4-double-bedroom car.
Richmond Bates photo
Grand Trunk Western’s eastbound “Maple Leaf” to Toronto departs Dearborn St. Station behind two GP9s
Chicago–Toronto Maple Leaf departing Dearborn Station, Chicago, June 2, 1953.
GTW’s Maple Leaf departs Chicago
Streamlined 4-8-4 6410 accelerates Grand Trunk Western’s Detroit-bound Maple Leaf through 21st Street interlocking, Chicago, in September 1950. Wallace W. Abbey photo