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Date: 07/02/19 07:56
Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: ronald321

The Big Boy will be on a 3 day display in Chicago (July 27, 28, 29)  Location will be the U.P Training center in West Chicago (335 Spencer Street)

This is located directly across from Metra"s West Chicago station (on the C&NW line to Geneva)

However, my Google search makes it look like there is no way to cross the tracks to get to the training center (no streets or sidewalks)

Can anybody help with this?



Date: 07/02/19 08:50
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: LiveWire2

There are sidewalks on the overpass. If that's too far to walk, then try Uber or Lyft.



Date: 07/02/19 08:52
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: 1976

There is a road overpass immediately West of the location.



Date: 07/02/19 11:45
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: ronald321

Thanks, gentlemen.

Looks like a round-about, 20 minute walk, just to cross one railroad track (4 feet, 81/2 inches).

such is life.



Date: 07/02/19 11:54
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: CPRR

ronald321 Wrote:
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> Thanks, gentlemen.
>
> Looks like a round-about, 20 minute walk, just to
> cross one railroad track (4 feet, 81/2 inches).
>
> such is life.

That is Chicago. I am very sure that someone in City Hall, plus others in the City management got dinero for the construction of the bridge.



Date: 07/02/19 12:07
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: HotWater

CPRR Wrote:
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> ronald321 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Thanks, gentlemen.
> >
> > Looks like a round-about, 20 minute walk, just
> to
> > cross one railroad track (4 feet, 81/2 inches).
> >
> > such is life.
>
> That is Chicago. I am very sure that someone in
> City Hall, plus others in the City management got
> dinero for the construction of the bridge.

Actually it is NOT Chicago, but West Chicago, which is more than 25 miles west of the city of Chicago. Someone might want to check maps of Illinois to see where West Chicago really is.



Date: 07/02/19 13:07
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: 1976

The bridge crosses 4 tracks and is nowhere near a 20 minute walk from one side to the other.



Date: 07/02/19 13:10
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: ronald321

1976

thank you.  glad to hear this.  I might just try it then,



Date: 07/02/19 14:25
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: nycstl

HotWater wrote

> Actually it is NOT Chicago, but West Chicago,
> which is more than 25 miles west of the city of
> Chicago. Someone might want to check maps of
> Illinois to see where West Chicago really is.

Actually NOBODY cares. Everybody else knows it's was an honest mistake. Most people don't sit around at their computer all day and complain about every little mistake somebody makes. Sure be nice if for once people would grow up and stop be such a scrooge.

Posted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/19 19:09 by nycstl.



Date: 07/02/19 17:07
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: Goalieman

nycstl Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > CPRR Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > ronald321 Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Thanks, gentlemen.
> > > >
> > > > Looks like a round-about, 20 minute walk,
> > just
> > > to
> > > > cross one railroad track (4 feet, 81/2
> > inches).
> > > >
> > > > such is life.
> > >
> > > That is Chicago. I am very sure that someone
> in
> > > City Hall, plus others in the City management
> > got
> > > dinero for the construction of the bridge.
> >
> > Actually it is NOT Chicago, but West Chicago,
> > which is more than 25 miles west of the city of
> > Chicago. Someone might want to check maps of
> > Illinois to see where West Chicago really is.
>
> Actually NOBODY cares. Everybody else knows it's
> was an honest mistake. Most people don't sit
> around at their computer all day and complain
> about every little mistake somebody makes. Sure
> be nice if for once people would grow up and stop
> be such a scrooge.
>
> Posted from Android

WOW!! That was harsh.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/02/19 17:44
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: kevink

I’m with HotWater on this one. The constant sniping at all things Chicago by certain folks got old a long time ago.

So come on out to West Chicago and enjoy the 4014.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/02/19 20:52
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: MJV1988

I'll be there as it's only a few min. from where I live now. I'm trying to find a good spot to see it come in on friday or possibly even chase it if it's not too crazy. I was over by the center the other day and thought the display track looked a little rough. They moved a CGW tank car and UP box car off the tracks yesterday. Perhaps replacing the tracks?

Posted from Android



Date: 07/03/19 09:28
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: justalurker66

Will the display be set up next to the police station or next to the Metra station/main line?

In either case, it would be visible from the Metra station platform.



Date: 07/03/19 15:58
Re: Big Boy will be on display in West Chicago
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      And the gauge of 4ft 8 1/2" has absolutely NOTHING to do with anyone being able to cross or not.



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